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Daisy Ridley 'petrified' to return as Rey in Star Wars
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Daisy Ridley 'petrified' to return as Rey in Star Wars

Daisy Ridley 'petrified' to return as Rey in Star Wars
Photo: © ANP

Daisy Ridley admits she is 'petrified' at the prospect of returning as Rey in a new Star Wars movie.

The British actress was cast in the main role of Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and reprised it in Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

The second two movies proved polarising among Star Wars fans, but Ridley's performance as Rey was considered to be a highlight of all three films in the trilogy.

In April of 2023, it was announced that Rey would return in a new movie directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.

"When I was at Sundance, I did not know ... I had a breakfast with Kathy (Kennedy, Disney executive) that I thought was just breakfast," Ridley told The Hollywood Reporter.

"And then it was mentioned, so I thought about it. I loved the story, and I was like, ‘Okay.’ Things then happened quite quickly, and it felt like I was instantaneously on a stage being introduced by Sharmeen.

"It honestly took me back to being 20 or 21, however old I was, when (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) was announced. I was petrified, I was overwhelmed, I was really nervous but the response was really wonderful."

What is the plot of Ridley's Star Wars movie?

According to reports, the plot will focus on Rey starting a new Jedi Order 15 years after the events of The Rise of Skywalker.

This was confirmed by Kathleen Kennedy, who recently explained:

“As we move into the future space — this story is about 15 years outside of The Rise of Skywalker — obviously we realized post-war, post–First Order rise of the New Jedi Order, we left Episode 9 with Rey making a commitment to Luke Skywalker that she would rebuild the Jedi order.

“And so here we are — we’re ready to do that. And it took a lot of discussion because obviously we’ve been developing stories in different spaces, and television has been a big focus of our attention right now. But there’s still so much interest in what happens after The Rise of Skywalker. So we’re excited to be doing that.”

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