Daisy Ridley Says Mark Hamill Felt Like ‘Luke Of Old’ In ‘Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker’

Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker Mark Hamill Luke Skywalker Lightsaber Natalie Portman Daisy Ridley Luke Skywalker Return of the Jedi John Boyega The Mandalorian The Force Awakens

Daisy Ridley opened up about working with Mark Hamill on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, explaining that he felt like the real Luke.

The home release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker comes with some interesting bonus features, including a making-of documentary looking at how the final film in the sequel trilogy came to be. A section in The Skywalker Legacy documentary looks at the momentous return of Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker. During the segment, Hamill’s co-star Daisy Ridley explained that the star felt more like the character than ever before.

Ridley mentioned that the version of Luke shown in the last film is much more like the character that fans saw in the original trilogy, instead of the jaded and bitter hermit in self-exile on Ahch-To. The star mentioned that when working with Hamill, he was “the Luke of old.” Daisy Ridley also mentioned she thinks J.J. Abrams was looking to include the hero’s spirit from the original trilogy. This isn’t surprising given the negative reaction to the character’s arc in The Last Jedi from a portion of Star Wars fans.

“It was probably nice for Mark to be more like the Luke of old. Which I think J.J. felt like he really wanted that. It was nice to feel – and even in the scene – to feel really comforted that like ‘Luke Skywalker is here’.”

Did you enjoy seeing Luke return? Did you enjoy The Rise of Skywalker? Sound off in the comments below!

Here is the plot synopsis for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker:

Lucasfilm and director J. J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.

Directed by J. J. Abrams, The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid, and Billy Dee Williams. Carrie Fisher will appear as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, and DVD.

Source: The Skywalker Legacy

Eammon Jacobs

Eammon Jacobs

British dork who can be found online raving about how good Tron: Legacy is.