I am mildly perplexed as to why we haven’t seen many winter-y covers this year. I don’t need a celebrity embracing a Christmas tree — it’s a good thing if magazines are recognizing that not all of their readers celebrate Christmas! — but I feel like I haven’t seen anyone even wearing a coat. Where are all my cover models snuggling into a beautiful scarf!? Whither the cold-weather-wear inspo, magazines?!

That out of the way: This cover is VERY pretty and I think she looks gorgeous in this shot, and I can see why they went for it. It makes me want a mini-series where Daisy and Keira Knightley play Sisters With Romantic Problems in Olden Times. Think of the angst — and of the cheekbones!

The interview is written by Chloe Malle, who is Candice Bergin and Louis Malle’s daughter (and a writer by trade), and it’s very good; Ridley is fairly honest about how difficult it’s been for her to be suddenly VERY famous. (It does seem to me that the Professional Writer Child of Celebrities is a smart fit for a person to interview other celebrities.) And this bit made me laugh:

“The third one for me was the best,” says Ridley of shooting The Rise of Skywalker in the U.K. and Middle East. “It’s a big film for everyone. I did all of the emotions: I did frowns, I did smiles, it was the sort of biggest breadth, and I think that’s also why I had such a good time, because I got to do so much shit—like, physically, emotionally—and I got to work with so many people.

“I did frowns, I did smiles,” is a very cute way to describe an actor’s job. “How was your day today, darling?” “Exhausting, it was all frowns.”

[Cover: Nicole Nodland for Marie Claire]