Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Daisy Ridley Calls 'The Rise Of Skywalker' A "Brilliant End" To The Saga

By: Benjamin Hart

It feels like it's been forever since we've heard from Daisy Ridley! The actress behind Rey has been making the rounds recently to promote her newest film Ophelia, and, as usual, most interviewers can't resist bringing up Star Wars.

Earlier today Ridley appeared on Good Morning America, first discussing Ophelia, then transitioning into talking about The Rise Of Skywalker. She was first asked about her reaction to the film:

"The thing that was really amazing is a lot of the crew did all three films, so it was really emotional anyway. But there were a few scenes that we did where everyone was really moved. And, you know, a lot of the time the crew are doing their jobs, so it's not such an emotional thing, it's more technical. But a lot of it is really moving. I found it very emotional."

The GMA hosts also inquired about the now-iconic set photo showing Daisy hugging her co-stars John Boyega(Finn) and Oscar Isaac(Poe):

"Well, John wrapped, so I was already hysterically crying. And then I wrapped and I did a speech and I cannot remember what I said. I kept going, 'I'm really sorry, I'm really sorry'. The whole crew was there, it was embarrassing. And obviously people recorded it, but I still can't remember what I said."

And upon being asked if she has seen a cut of the film yet, she responded:

"No, J.J. [Abrams] has shown me a couple bits, which was very exciting. When we went in to see the trailer he showed me a few bits. I don't know if it's because I've done more now, because it's always really hard to watch yourself, but this time I feel it's the most excited I've felt."

And finally, the hosts quizzed Daisy on the possibility of Rey returning after Episode IX, which she cheekily responded, "Who can tell?', then elaborating:

"What I would say is that it's a brilliant end to the story, and like J.J. and Chris [Terrio] have done an incredible job wrapping it up. Because there are so many references, obviously, to the nine films, but it also exists in its own thing. So I think people are going to feel very satisfied."

You can watch the full GMA interview below(Star Wars talk begins at 3:41):

Continuing on with her press tour for Ophelia, Daisy Ridley also did an interview with BuzzFeed News. In it she shot down a recent rumors that she would be appearing in the upcoming Star Wars Trilogy being developed by Benioff and Weiss. She also addressed her absence from social media and whether or not she would ever have an online presence again. You can watch that interview by clicking here(beginning at 37:40). Our friends at Star Wars News Net have a transcription of the interview, which you can read below:

BuzzFeed: So the last film in the current Star Wars trilogy, The Rise of Skywalker, is done. But there’s rumors that your character, Rey, may be in the next trilogy. Can you comment? Is that true? Are you thinking about it?

Daisy Ridley: I mean, I can say I’m not in the next trilogy. No. I think, cause Rian always said…if it’s the Rian one…or it’s the guys that did Game of Thrones. I’m not sure. Whichever one it was, they always said it was going to be a separate story. So I’m not. No.

BF: But would you want to come back to the universe?

DR: I mean, it’s a great universe. I’ve had a great time.

BF: So you’ve been out there as the woman, front and center in the series for the last couple of movies, and some of the “fans” have been critical. Do you have a strategy to put them in their place or do you just try to ignore them?

DR: Well, critical of me being a lady? I mean, I can’t change that.

BF: Critical of you being a lady in their blessed Star Wars.

DR: You know, I am a lady. I will always be a lady. Um, I honestly think now, with social media and stuff, weirdly people – like it’s great to have freedom of expression – but I do feel like people think that opinions have so much weight. I don’t really think…I don’t think like bad vibes should have the sun shone on them. Like, I don’t want to read your thing.

BF: You followed the lead of [Kelly Marie Tran]. You’ve deleted Instagram and Twitter. Would you ever consider coming back to social media or are you just cut off like a Skywalker limb?

DR: Cut off like a Skywalker limb.

BF: Never coming back?

DR: No, no. Also, I mean like, when I want to see what my pals are up to you just Google it, and you can go to Instagram. Um, no, I think it’s…Selena Gomez, I mean, she put it better than I did…but, it’s like, you know, it’s dangerous. Also, it’s great because a lot of people have a voice and especially in places where terrible things are happening and they kind of…you know…information or whatever, it’s great in that respect for people who are in serious or dire situations to be able to communicate. But for the most part, I think, um, No. No. No.

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker opens in theaters on December 20th!

Sources: Good Morning America, BuzzFeed News
Via: Star Wars News Net

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