Daisy Ridley Discusses Her Impact
It’s been several years coming, but I am going to put this right out there. Star Wars actor Daisy Ridley’s character of “Rey” exists alongside Mark Hamill’s “Luke Skywalker” as my most favorite in film.
In essence, both characters are like family to me and that’s saying a ton coming from a guy who saw 1977’s Star Wars in a theater and lived and died by Luke for much of his life.
By extension, as an actor, Daisy — like Mark — is just that important to me, too. So, when I get an extended chance to listen to the actor talk about her career, Star Wars, and life in general – I sit down and shut up. Join me.
WIRED: Daisy Ridley’s Impact
Check out the video from WIRED:
The YouTube account teased:
What kind of impact has “Ophelia” star Daisy Ridley had on the internet? WIRED combs the web for data about Daisy Ridley and presents all the information to her. What happens when you Google her name? What’s the first picture of Daisy to appear on Getty Images? What’s her most popular video on YouTube?
During the Wired video, Daisy was asked to react to stuntwoman Michelle C. Smith’s lightsaber skills:
Daisy's reaction to Michelle C. Smith's lightsaber moves, I agree pic.twitter.com/edwJB7NUTn
— Memo (@sithreepio_) July 10, 2019
Vogue: Questions With Daisy Ridley
Daisy also recognized one of the best-loved videos of her:
Vogue’s official account teased:
While visiting New York City, ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ star Daisy Ridley invites Vogue inside her hotel room to answer 73 Questions. Daisy spits some bars from Eminem’s ‘Lose Yourself’ and shows off what she can do with a real lightsaber.
Rey: Q & A
And in the meantime, USA Today recently did a pretty great Q & A with Ridley, where she went into more depth about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker:
Q: “The Force Awakens” was a familiar, fun reintroduction to the “Star Wars” universe, while “The Last Jedi” was a darker, riskier installment. How does “The Rise of Skywalker” compare?
Ridley: Genre-wise, it’s different from the other two, which will become clear when the film comes out. It’s quite emotional. There’s a different drive than the previous two films, but there’s a lot of fun. I really missed John (Boyega) during the last one, but we’re back together and now Oscar (Isaac) is part of it. To me, it felt like kids going on an adventure.
Q: There’s been an intense obsession with Rey’s parents, and many fans were dissatisfied when they were revealed to be “nobodies” in “The Last Jedi.” Is there more to their story in the new film?
Ridley: (Director J.J. Abrams) did say the question is answered. So at the end of the film, you do know what the dealio is.
Q: People lost their minds for Rey’s backflip over a TIE fighter in the “Rise of Skywalker” trailer. How much of that was actually you?
Ridley: I had learnt a version of it, but there was a risk of breaking ankles so I couldn’t do the full thing. But there’s a bit in the film where you see me upside down. It’s funny because I did 95% of my (stunts), but that’s the one thing I didn’t fully do. People are like, “Oh, that’s so cool,” and I’m like, “Ugh.”
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker debuts December 20, just days after the opening of “Star Wars: Rise of The Resistance” at Walt Disney World.
Where does Rey stand in your veiw of the Star Wars galaxy? Who do you think her parents are? Let us know in the comments.