Daisy Ridley says Rey’s ‘Star Wars’ ending felt 'really right'

Gregory Wakeman
Contributor
World Premiere of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/12/2017 – Actress Daisy Ridley poses. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Daisy Ridley has opened up about the end of Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker, admitting that she felt fully satisfied with how J.J. Abrams brought Rey’s story to an end. 

Ridley, who shot to fame thanks to her role as Rey in The Force Awakens and its follow-up The Last Jedi, was recently asked by Screen Rant whether or not she was happy with the character’s finale. 

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Her response was rather emphatic, as she declared, “Yes. Fully,” before then revealing just how emotional she got on the final day of production. 

“I think doing it, even doing the final scenes I have, be them alone, be them with other people, from a personal experience, I remember feeling really filled up with a really satisfying emotion of like, it just felt really right, and watching it I think, its not like a big showy ending, it’s just a beautiful, emotion thing that I think people will carry with them.”

Carrie Fisher poses for cameras as she arrives at the European Premiere of Star Wars, The Force Awakens in Leicester Square, London, December 16, 2015. REUTERS/Paul Hackett

Ridley also discussed having to re-film the deleted scenes she previously shot with Carrie Fisher on The Force Awakens, which Abrams is going to use so that Leia Organa is in The Rise Of Skywalker, following the actress’ untimely passing. 

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“It was definitely difficult,” she told GQ. “It was emotional doing it, because you’re also weirdly picturing her. You’re not picturing how the scene is going to be … 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.”

We’ll get to see how Abrams incorporates Fisher into Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker when it is released on December 20.