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Warning – This article contains minor spoilers for Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens and Daisy Ridley's role in the film.

Invasion of privacy is alive and well, it seems, after it came to light that Daisy Ridley, the leading lady of Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens, was forced to move house after being snapped on Google Street View.

This particular forcing out doesn't involve the First Order or the newfound powers of Rey, Ridley's Star Wars character, however. Instead, the villain in this tale is strictly crazed fans.

According to The Sun, the 23-year-old actress had to make the switch before the release of The Force Awakens in mid-December, but her outing on Google Maps didn't help:

A source close to Ridley is quoted in the piece, who confessed she had very little in terms of protection from the onslaught of her newly discovered fans at her former headquarters:

"Daisy was a virtual nobody but has exploded into a new world and felt it was time for a change. She’s in a position to upgrade. The flat she lived in before opened up on to the streets with little more than a tiny metal gate."

Ridley has certainly come upon something of a cult following since the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which was just her second feature-length film.

The Sun report claimed Ridley was jettisoned from her former abode in Kilburn, North West London, but upgraded to a much swankier pad in Regent's Park. For those who don't know, that's close to Regent's Street on the Monopoly board, which is green... so that's expensive.

She's come such a long way from Jakku.

At the time of the movie's release, Emily Longeretta of Hollywood Life described Ridley's Rey as "the ultimate heroine." Meanwhile, the Daily Mail's Alison Bishoff said a "star is born" in Ridley, whose biggest role prior to J.J. Abrams's box office record-breaker came in British series Casualty.

In any case, even if fanboys and fangirls were to claw their way through to Ridley in a demented attempt to see her Force-pull a lightsaber from her bedside drawer, it's at least good to know she's developing the strength to deal with any unwanted hassle:

We wouldn't quite refer to Ridley as being a "zero" prior to her Star Wars "awakening," but one thing for certain is that's she's of heroine status now, and the attention isn't likely to die down as Episode VIII and Episode IX prepare for release in 2017 and 2019, respectively.

Not only is Ridley a star, but she's also a heartwarmingly humble one by all appearances. We'll leave you with this video of Hollywood's newest power opening up on her new fame and the adorable awkwardness that comes with it.


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