Saturday, December 12, 2015

Daisy Ridley Talks About Working With BB-8

By: Dominic Jones

Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Daisy Ridley (Rey) spoke with Time Magazine recently about working with her droid co-star BB-8 on set.  She described her early impulse to speak to BB-8 as if the droid were a child, until director JJ Abrams reminded her this wasn't the case.

Ridley told Time,
“I had a chat with BB-8, and I remember J.J. saying, ‘He’s not a child’ and obviously the impulse because he’s small and cute is to infantilize. The impulse is to baby talk, but he’s not a child. He’s a droid with a mission.  But after they created him and puppeted him everyday and they gave him so much life that it didn’t really feel any different to acting with a person. He’s there moving around, he’s making noises, he’s responding to what I’m saying. It really is just like having a conversation.”

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