To celebrate the release Young Woman and the Sea, the anticipate true story of the first woman to swim across the English Channel, we had the pleasure of chatting to the film’s leading lady, legendary producer and acclaimed director to find out more.

Young Woman and The Sea is a biopic that tells the incredible story of Trudy Ederle (Daisy Ridley) who, back in 1926 was the first woman to swim the English Channel at a time when sports were not inclusive of or welcoming to women.

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Chatting first to Ridley, we speak about swimming, her fear of the open oceans, early childhood memories of winning strange prizes for big feats, training compared to her arduous work on Star Wars and, of course, her return as Rey in the upcoming film and why it fan reactions to the news means so much.

Next, we chat to producer Jerry Bruckheimer about the lure of the story, filming at sea, casting Ridley, trusting Rønning’s approach and the shorthand they built on Pirates, his legacy of films, cinema vs streaming and more.

Finally, director Rønning on the trials and tribulations of filming in the ocean for real, his favourite Bruckheimer films, casting Ridley and why she was the perfect choice, how his old film Kon-Tiki helped make this one and much more.

You can watch the full interviews below:

Young Woman and the Sea opens in UK cinemas on May 31st.