spoke to Daisy Ridley about her new film Ophelia, and also about the emotional scene in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer where Ridley is seen embracing Carrie Fisher. Beware of strong language….

Vulture: In the new Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer, we see you and Carrie Fisher embracing, a tear running down your face. I know that that scene was compiled using unused footage from The Force Awakens, but do you remember the original context of that moment?

Ridley: I do! It’s not a million miles away from what this scene is. It was very sad. I found it very moving to watch it, because I do remember the original. And it’s a strange thing to do, for someone that’s not around anymore to be brought back to life. It’s eerie that it resonates so much with what the story is this time. It’s pretty amazing.

Vulture: Do you remember how you and Carrie discussed playing the scene?

Ridley: She was actually whispering, “This is a fucking long hug.” [Laughs.] I was trying to do my acting, like, “Oh my god, Carrie!” There wasn’t any discussion about what we were gonna do.

Read more at the link below, including what Ridley thinks of Adam Driver’s overwhelming physical presence!

James is an active member of the Star Wars collecting community, and is the Brand Director for Jedi News. James is also the host of the Star Wars Collectors Cast, and co-host of RADIO 1138 on the Jedi News Network.

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