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Daisy Ridley, A Star Wars Actress, Says The New Film Isn’t What She Expected


Daisy Ridley is getting excited about her return to Star Wars

Aside from the major plot points, little is known about the Star Wars franchise’s future. One of those bullet points is a film starring Daisy Ridley as Rey that takes place sometime after the events of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and follows her as she rebuilds the Jedi Order. The film, directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, is set 15 years after the fall of the First Order and Sith, and Ridley is excited about the storyline.

“I will tell you, Steve, when I saw you in Park City, I had not been approached. I was asked some, not by you, but I was asked something when I was there and strangely, people were asking me stuff and I was like, ‘No, I’m not doing another one.’ Then it all happened after I came back,” Ridley mentioned during an interview with Collider.

That’s when she announced her return, and what she’s learned about the film thus far isn’t what she expected. That’s an exciting prospect for her, the actor added.

Daisy Ridley

“It was such a nice reception. I was shitting myself before I went on stage because no one knew I was going to do that. No one knew I was going to Celebration, bar like Kathy [Kennedy] and there were a couple of people. I was so nervous,” The Rise of Skywalker alumnus added.

“It was such a wonderful reception. I’m very excited. The story is really cool. I’m waiting to read a script because, obviously, I don’t have any other updates. It’s not what I expected, but I’m very excited.”

For the time being, Ridley says the storyline is only for one film, not a trilogy or another form of extended storytelling.

” I know the storyline for one film. That’s not to say that that’s all it is, but that’s what I was told about. And I imagine it will be the next film, I think,” Ridley ended with. “I mean, again, I don’t know, post strikes and everything, how quickly everything will start up again. But yes, so far, I know the story of one film and I think people will be very excited.”

The release date for Ridley’s next Star Wars film has yet to be determined.