After spending over half a decade inside the goldfish bowl that is Star Wars it’s completely understandable for Daisy Ridley to not be able to imagine returning in the future as Rey, in much the same way that Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford all came back as Leia, Luke and Han.
Of course, Rey may meet her ultimate destiny in The Rise of Skywalker – not that death has ever stopped anyone returning before in some form or fashion – but speaking with Vulture she described her feelings.
Vulture: When you look ahead at the Disney calendar, there’s a new Star Wars movie planned every other year until 2027. Carrie and so many other Star Wars stars continued to appear in the franchise as long as they could — do you imagine yourself doing so, if you’re given the chance?
DR: I can’t actually imagine it right now. The ending to Rise of Skywalker … Rise of the Skywalker? The Rise of Skywalker — sorry, jet lag — it’s very satisfying. It felt like an end. I don’t know what’ll happen in however many years. There are so many characters in the Star Wars world who’ve never been explored. There’s so much for the filmmakers to work on. So right now, I don’t think so. But who could say, really? An opportunity might present itself. I love how the movie hasn’t come out and people are like, “What about going forward?” [Laughs.] Right now, it feels like a really nice full stop on the Skywalker series.
- Justina Ireland
- Publisher: Disney Lucasfilm Press
- Hardcover: 224 pages