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It’s been one heck of a journey for Daisy Ridley since her casting in The Force Awakens was officially announced on 29th April 2014, so imagine her emotions as we step forward less than five years and 3 movies later to her final scenes in the role of Rey in The Rise of Skywalker. Speaking with People’s Couch Surfing she described those final moments in the role….for now.

Photographed by Colette Aboussouan

“I just can’t remember it, I remember JJ making a speech and I sort of remember a couple things he said, like I’m always on time, which I appreciate him saying.

And then he went to pass me the mic and I was the last person to wrap. It was my final shot and I’m just crying in the shot… It was incredibly dramatic.

Literally can’t remember what I said. [I] hugged a number of people and then got in the car and looked out the window like I was in a music video: tears rolling down my face, hand to the window, thinking about days gone past.”

We can only imagine how emotional that moment must have been, but we’re sure to see it in tear-inducing video packages as the days count down to the final ever saga episode (although we said that in 1983 and 2005 and look what happened there).

The Rise of Skywalker arrives in UK cinemas on Thursday 19th December, just 159 days away.

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