You Have To See Daisy Ridley's Reaction To Meeting This Star

Stars, they're just like us! They also get starstruck. It seems weird to think that an A-list actor might be intimidated by another celebrity, but it happens all the time.

Billie Eilish was positively giddy meeting her childhood crush, Justin Bieber. Cardi B once admitted she was still intimidated by certain artists despite being one of the world's most successful rappers. "The thing is, I'm shy — and really shy to reach out to male artists, to be honest with you. That's why a lot of collabs that I want, I haven't gotten yet because I'm scared to reach out," she told Billboard in 2020. Even Gwyneth Paltrow was reportedly so nervous to meet Meg Ryan she was nearly speechless.

There's something inherently charming about watching a celebrity you idolize freak out about meeting someone they idolize. The latest star to join the star-struck club? Why, that would be Daisy Ridley. The Star Wars lead was recently introduced to her favorite childhood actor, and the results were predictably adorable.

Mara Wilson of Matilda surprised Daisy Ridley

For any Star Wars fan out there, meeting Daisy Ridley would be a pretty big deal. Daisy Ridley feels that way about the star of another beloved work. The last Jedi Star happens to be a huge fan of the 1996 film Matilda, which is based on the classic children's book by Roald Dahl—so much so, that during a recent appearance on Stir Crazy with Josh Horowitz, she took a break from promoting her upcoming film, Chaos Walking, to gush about her favorite kids' movie. When asked about her love of Matilda, Ridley didn't hold back. She began quoting all of her favorite lines until Harowitz cut her off. He told her he wanted to give her a quiz based on the movie, but he had someone there to help her out: Mara Wilson, the star of the film!

When she saw Wilson, Ridley couldn't help but exclaim, "Genuinely, what the f***?"

"I've been hearing for years that Daisy was a fan," said Wilson in response to Ridley's shock. "It's such a pleasure to finally meet you. I love that, seriously, it means so much to me, especially because I was such a huge Star Wars fan as a kid." Wilson then began to quiz Ridley on Matilda trivia. Ridley was so nervous she missed the first question but ultimately proved herself to be a first-rate Matilda fan by nailing the rest.