Daisy Ridley reflects on The Force Awakens’ production, revealing the Rey scene she’s most proud of from her time in the Star Wars sequel trilogy.
When looking back at her time throughout the Star Wars sequel trilogy, Daisy Ridley reveals the surprising moment from her time portraying Rey that she is most proud of. Ridley was a breakout star of the latest installment of the “Skywalker Saga”, where she made her debut as the lead character of the Star Wars sequel trilogy. Throughout the sequel trilogy, Rey grew from a lone scavenger wandering the sandy scrapyards of Jakku into the last hope of the Jedi Order, developing strong bonds with a new generation of heroes, galactic legends, and a warrior of the Dark Side, all while finding the truth of her past and her ultimate place in the universe.
When sat down to discuss her role in Sometimes I think About Dying with IMBD for their Burning Questions segment, Ridley briefly discussed her Star Wars character, during which she was asked which moment stood out as her favorite moment involving Rey from the Star Wars sequel trilogy. In response, Ridley highlighted the moment when Han Solo (Harrison Ford) gifted Rey her signature NN-14 blaster pistol after landing on Takodana in 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, due to her being proud of her performance alongside the actor despite any nervous feelings she might have had. Check out Ridley’s full response below:
Oh my gosh. The thing that springs to mind is in The Force Awakens with Harrison Ford, the little known actor. He gave me that gun, I say something like “I can take care of myself” or something. I was so nervous that when he was doing it I was like “Oh my gosh, it’s Harrison Ford.” So I was proud that I got through the thing and seemed fairly casual.
How Rey’s Relationship With Han, Luke, & Leia Made Her a Better Jedi
Alongside Star Wars icons Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Leia Organa-Solo (Carrie Fisher), Han played a key role in Rey’s journey to fulfill her destiny. After Rey grew up orphaned on Jakku, her meetings with BB-8 and Finn (John Boyega) allowed her to finally leave behind her life as a scavenger. Along the way, Rey met Han and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew and Joonas Suotamo), and the old smuggler encouraged her to consider finally putting the scrapper life behind her by offering her a place amongst his crew despite her apprehensions, while also unknowingly leading her to the Skywalker family’s lightsaber.
While Han would fall trying to attempt to convince his son Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) to turn to the light, her time among the Resistance led her to Ach-to, where she would try and convince the old Jedi master to teach her the ways of the Force. While Luke was hesitant in teaching Rey at first, the jaded Jedi would not only teach her how to connect to the Living Force in everything around her, but give her access to the Sacred Jedi Texts and exemplified the true potential heroism a Jedi is capable of through his final stand. Finally, Leia helped complete Rey’s Jedi training through the use of the texts and help her come to terms with Ben Solo’s rise to Supreme Leader, as the pair agreed the fallen Jedi would need to find his own way to the light. While her bonds with Finn, Ben, and the other new heroes of the galaxy aided her and played vital roles in her growth, the three legendary Star Wars characters helped Rey get a better perspective on her potential place in the universe, passing on what they learned to the young Jedi.
With Rey set to continue the Jedi Order following the events of the sequel trilogy, Ridley’s character has become one of the franchise’s most pivotal figures. As such, Rey’s journey saw her take part in a number of pivotal moments in the “Skywalker Saga‘s” final films. Ridley’s choice of her favorite scene may come as a surprise to Star Wars fans due to its low-key nature but is a highlight for the star that also showcases the confidence and optimism that endeared the character to many viewers.
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