‘Star Wars’: Daisy Ridley On Saying Goodbye To Rey After ‘The Rise of Skywalker’

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker star Daisy Ridley is curious about what the future holds for her now that the Skywalker Saga is complete.

Daisy Ridley was cast as Rey, the Force-sensitive scavenger from the desert planet Jakku and went on to become a cultural icon as the main hero of the Star Wars sequel trilogy. Both Daisy Ridley’s performances in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi were praised, and the role has certainly catapulted Daisy Ridley into superstardom.

Now with The Rise of Skywalker on the horizon, Daisy Ridley is still learning quite a bit from her experience as one of the main leads of some of the biggest films of all-time. In an interview with Variety promoting the highly-anticipated film, Daisy Ridley reflects on the fact that it’s all coming to an end:

“It feels strange when we’re in a group doing things and people ask us how it feels because then you’re like [as if in pain] Oh! And we genuinely all really do get along. So that’s sad.

But also, I think this story, from what we filmed, [screenwriter] Chris [Terrio] and J.J. have done such an amazing job at wrapping it up, it feels like the right time to say goodbye. So even though it’s sad, it feels right. But cut to Dec. 20 when we’re done, and I’m going to be like, ‘Take me back!'”

While Daisy Ridley feels bittersweet about The Rise of Skywalker concluding her journey (at least for now) in the galaxy far, far away, she’s eager to explore more films where she isn’t the lead protagonist and is also honest to say she’s still learning self-acceptance after spending nearly half a decade in the role that made her a household name. When asked about leading the new trilogy, she’s quick to express that she’s been sharing the spotlight with her The Rise of Skywalker co-stars such as John Boyega, Oscar Isaac and Adam Driver and credits a warm, welcoming environment:

“Um. [Sighs] I really am working on liking myself and feeling like I am where I need to be. And it has been helped by working with people that made me feel good and in a really safe working environment. So I feel like I can do my best work and work with a group of people that I really love.”

Are you sad to see Daisy Ridley and the rest of the Sequel Trilogy cast say goodbye to the franchise with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the galaxy far, far away.

Here’s the 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, Star Wars: 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, Dominic Monaghan, 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.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be released in theaters on December 20, 2019.

Source: Variety

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