‘Star Wars’: Daisy Ridley Praises Rey’s Sense Of Hope

Star Wars The Last Jedi Rey Kylo Ren Throne Scene “Hope” has been an ever-present theme throughout the Star Wars saga.  Few characters embody that theme quite like Daisy Ridley’s Rey, one of the newest hero of the Star Wars films.  This new trilogy in the main continuity is very much her story and she is used to represent the hope that the rebel alliance can bring to the galaxy. This is not so much subtext as it is a major aspect of the character and plot. It’s a quality that fans love about the new heroine. It also appears to be why Ridley is so fond of the character as well.

In an interview on the Star Wars Show on Facebook Live, the actor fielded a fan question about her favorite quality of Rey:

“That she is very hopeful. I think it’s really wonderful to see someone like [her], she’s been so lonely her whole life and it’s been very difficult,” Ridley said. “And I think the fact that she reacts the way she does to new people coming into her life- she’s trying to help BB-8 even though initially she’s like, ‘go away.’ She then does everything she can to help him. She does everything she can to help Finn…And even though everything is crazy and everything’s being thrown at her, she didn’t really ask for any of it, she’s so helpful going forward. And really, as we’ve seen from [The LastJedi, she really sees the glimmer in Kylo [Ren], that there’s some good there. And she goes with it, and I think that’s pretty wonderful.”

Clearly, the importance of this character’s hope is not at all lost on the actor. Hopefully, she will continue to portray that hope throughout her turn as the character, who can be seen in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. You can check out the full interview here!

Written and directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran and Benicio del Toro.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be released on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray/DVD on March 27th.

10 Potential Directors For The New ‘Star Wars’ Films From David Benioff & D.B. Weiss

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Star Wars Disney LucasfilmStar Wars has been in the news quite a bit lately. Star Wars: The Last Jedi was the biggest (and most divisive) film of the year. Solo: A Star Wars Story finally released a trailer that lit up social media. Now, Lucasfilm has announced that Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have signed on to write and produce a new series of Star Wars films, separate from the already confirmed trilogy from The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson and the Skywalker Saga.

Little is known about these projects at this point. Will these films follow an original storyline or will they draw from the original expanded universe material (possibly a Knights of the Old Republic adaptation?) yet that does not mean that it is too early to be looking at potential directors. Star Wars, being one of the biggest film franchises in the world, is something that most directors would leap at. Which directors though would best with the creative minds of David Benioff and D.B. Weiss? What visions would enhance their world or even by contrast compliment their style?

These ten directors should be just some of the few that Disney and Lucasfilm should consider for these new Star Wars films from Benioff and Weiss. Hit Next to get started!

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Louis Otero

Louis Otero

Louis is a New York-based journalist. You can hear more about his love for genre flicks and superheroes on his weekly podcast Random Movie Roulette.