By Jessica Fecteau
December 29, 2015 at 08:01 PM EST
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This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.COM.

As a new life in the spotlight takes flight for Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ Daisy Ridley, fellow actress Kristen Stewart is offering words of wisdom on staying happy in Hollywood.

The 25-year-old Twilight alum told The Hollywood Reporter during their Awards Chatter podcast that staying focused is key for newcomer Ridley.

“Focus on the fact that you’re stoked ’cause you’re doing the work that you want to do,” the Clouds of Sils Maria star explained. “It’s literally mainly just about focusing on what makes you happy.”

She adds, “And if losing your anonymity or whatever doesn’t make you happy, then focus on something else.”


With her leading role in the latest Star Wars movie earning Ridley major buzz, the 23-year-old recently revealed she is still adjusting to her newfound fame.

“It’s very weird. It’s just a very weird thing for a group of people to stand and take pictures and many, many people to ask questions,” she told PEOPLE at the Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiere in Los Angeles. “It’s cool. I’m like, ‘I’ve seen you in films!’ I think I’ll wake up tomorrow and say, ‘Did that happen?!’