Daisy Ridley reveals details of ‘upsetting’ Star Wars scene with Carrie Fisher

By Laura Harding, PA Senior Entertainment Correspondent

Daisy Ridley has revealed how she felt watching “upsetting” scenes of herself with Carrie Fisher in Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker.

The film brings to an end the Skywalker saga and uses footage of the actress, who died in 2016, as General Leia Organa which was shot during previous instalment The Force Awakens.

Ridley told the PA news agency: “There is one scene that I still find upsetting.

“I’ve now seen the film three times, because last night I wanted to be with my family and watch it, so the one scene where I’m saying goodbye to her before we go off on our adventure, that was really hard to film because I knew what you were seeing and also all of the implications of what that means in the film, so it’s still hard watching that.

“The others you take a step back so it feels a bit more removed, but it’s still strange.”

Discussing how it felt to wrap the final film in the trilogy, she said: “It was so emotional at the end.

“It’s everyone on set and all of the cast  but also my driver Lee, who was the first person and the last person to see me every day for seven months, and then Flora, my hair and make up artist, who was the next person, and Callie, my costumier, who was the next.

“So it was so many people within that circle who are also your emotional support on set as well, and they were all here last night so it’s a lot to process.

“Also it was six years, it’s going to take a while, especially because I’m 27.

“So six years out of that is quite a big amount of time and also early 20s is such a weird time anyway, I just feel like I’m really finding my feet and I’m like ‘Oh ok it’s over. Bye Rey’.

“I just feel happy with what I did, please come back!”

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker is out now.