Daisy Ridley Reveals How She Felt When Filming the Final Scene of ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’

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Daisy Ridley discusses how she felt while filming the final scene in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

The release date of ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,’ is drawing near. On Dec. 20, 2019, the epic film will hit theaters, and fans everywhere are counting down the days. However, the opening of the movie means that filming is over, and the actors had quite a few emotions during their final days.

Specifically, Daisy Ridley, who plays Rey, who is heading towards the end of her character’s appearances in the franchise.

An interview with British GQ revealed what Ridley was feeling during the entirety of her experience playing Rey in Star Wars.

 

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According to an article by MTV, “The scene was me being very sad,” Ridley said of wrapping up filming. “Let’s just say it was not hard to be upset in that scene.” Ridley’s tears continued, even after the scene was completed and the cameras had stopped rolling.

 

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She went on to say in the same article, “I did this embarrassing speech that I can’t remember. It was so sad.” Many portions of filming made her sad, in fact, including acting alongside footage of the late Carrie Fisher as Leia.'”It was definitely difficult. It was emotional doing it because you’re also weirdly picturing her. You’re not picturing how the scene is going to be,” Ridley commented about acting alongside footage instead of a real person.”It’s really sad. And it’s going to be really sad. But also, it’s amazing that they have all this footage that is woven into the story in such a strange way.”

 

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Surprisingly, Ridley has not seen the final version of the movie, however, she plans to two weeks before it is released.

Make sure to check out Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and Ridley’s performance in theaters on Dec. 20, 2019.