Daisy Ridley Wasn't Surprised That People Hated 'The Last Jedi'

Star Wars’ Daisy Ridley Unsurprised by Last Jedi Backlash

Daisy Ridley Wasn't Surprised That People Hated 'The Last Jedi'

Daisy Ridley has revealed that Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker will answer at least one burning question about her character Rey. She was the first female character to which we paid such attention, but in the future to return to this role, the actress does not intend, as has already been said.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker premieres on December 20.

In a recent USA Today interview with Daisy Ridley the topic of who Rey's parents are came up and her response pretty much let the cat out of the bag.

"This fight, we did, it was November, we had water being thrown at us, and I got a great deal of respect because I did not, I was 'I'm not gonna complain about the cold, I'm just not gonna do it (laughs)-so it was like a real thing of stamina", she explained. Daisy Ridley chose to leave the project, not expressed the desire to continue to participate in it. "Everyone's going to have an opinion now anyway on the internet, but I also think it's fair", Ridley said.

The Last Jedi is arguably the most divisive film in the series, as some fans appreciated writer/director Rian Johnson taking the saga into new territory, while other fans were disappointed with how far of a departure that was from their expectations. Many fans expected Rey's parents to be of significance to the "Star Wars" franchise, but Johnson shattered those expectations. "It doesn't mean they were - ultimately, Rian's a filmmaker and one person can't dictate how a film is supposed to be - but freedom of expression, sure".

Flashback: Back in April, Abrams told ABC News that there is "more to the story" about Rey's parents. "I was making choices I knew I would not have made on VII, some story-wise, but more in terms of directing". There's like a dolly shot coming through and it ends with me and I think I was fighting James at the time, who's the stuntman with the two swords.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is produced by Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Michelle Rejwan, and executive produced by Callum Greene and Jason McGatlin.

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