Daisy Ridley Talks Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker
Rey’s Alter Ego Speaks About The Saga’s End
Star Wars newbie, Actor Kerri Russell (Zorri Bliss in the upcoming The Rise of Skywalker), recently told interviewers that the script made her emotional:
“When I read his script that he wrote I cried,” she told the AP. “I mean who knows what it will turn out to be and I hope it remains true to what he originally wanted.”
Daisy Ridely Says “Good Morning, America!”
“The thing that was really amazing was that a lot of the crew did all three films,” Ridely told GMA, as part of her press tour for Ophelia. “So it was really emotional, anyway.
“But there were a few scenes we did where everyone was really moved.”
The Star Wars Sequel Trilogy reignited the Force across the globe, and Ridley’s Rey revolutionized The Saga. So, naturally, seeing the story come to fruition foments emotion.
“And, a lot of the time, the crew are doing their jobs – so, it’s not such an emotional thing,” said Ridley, known for her amazing acting chops. “It’s more technical.
“But some bits — a lot of it — is really moving. I found it very emotional.
“Finishing, I was a mess,” she admitted.
The Beginning of the End
GMA’s on-air crew seemed rapt in their attention, with Michael Strahan, George Stephanopoulos, and Amy Robach pushing for more Star Wars info. Graciously, Ridley told Good Morning America about the story behind John Boyega’s famous photo from the end of principal photography.
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“Well John wrapped, so I was already, like, hysterically crying. And then I wrapped and I think I did a speech and I can not remember what I said,” said after the cameras stopped rolling. “I kept going, ‘I’m really sorry [sob].’ The whole crew was there, it was really embarrassing. And, obviously, people were recording – but I still can’t tell you what I said [through the sobs].”
A Satisfying Ending for Daisy Ridley
And as the segment itself wound up, the hosts kept at their guest, looking for more details to fill the many days before the film’s debut in December.
“No, J.J. has shown me a couple bits, which was very exciting,” said Ridley. “When we went in to go see the trailer, he showed me a few bits.
“It feels – I don’t know if it’s because I’ve done more now, [and] it’s always really hard to watch yourself. But this time I feel; it’s the most excited I’ve felt.”
Asked if fans might see Ridley’s Rey in a future instalment, Daisy played coy.
“I mean, who can teeeeeeell,” she said with a wide smile. “What I would say is that it’s a brilliant end to the story. And J.J. and Chris [Terrio], who wrote it as well, have done an incredible job of wrapping it up; because there were so many reference points to the nine films, but [with TROS] existing as its own thing.
“So, I think people are going to be very satisfied,” she concluded.
Watch the full interview below:
Daisy Ridley opens up about her new indie film 'Ophelia' https://t.co/cn6qyH0b25
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