During a promotional interview with RocketNews24, Star Wars: The Force Awakens stars Daisy Ridley and John Boyega have been discussing their characters Rey and Finn, as well as sharing their favourite Star Wars movies and characters.
“[Rey and Finn] both represent a friendship to each other that neither of us have had before. We’ve never had someone speak to us like an equal person. I think it’s a wonderful dynamic,” said Ridley, with Boyega adding that, “There’s an instant chemistry between the two characters, and it isn’t really explained why, not even to us as actors. As soon as Finn sees danger, based on his past, I would expect him to just run in the opposite direction…but he grabs her hand, you know, wants her to be safe.”
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“My favorite [Star Wars movie] is Return of the Jedi because I love the Ewoks,” states Ridley. “But when I see them on toys and on T-shirts, they’re really, really creepy, so now I’m, like, changing my mind. My favorite character is Yoda, because I think he’s funny and brilliant. And working with puppeteers, just the fact that an inanimate thing can be brought to life by someone moving their hand, I just think it’s amazing.”
“I like The Empire Strikes Back,” adds Boyega. “That’s my favorite. Reason being because it’s just the best, hands down. Everybody knows that. My favorite character is Han Solo, because I really like characters who represent human beings in sci-fi pics…There’s this more human, more like ‘chilled’ approach to everything, and these characters remind the audience of themselves. Those are the characters that I feel are much more loved than the others, because they run when we would run, they are brave when we would feel brave, and they’re…a reflection of humanity.”
Star Wars: The Force Awakens sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Kenny Baker (R2-D2), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), in addition to Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year), Andy Serkis (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), Ken Leung (Lost), Miltos Yerolemou (Game of Thrones), Max von Sydow (The Exorcist), Jessica Henwick (Spirit Warriors), Christina Chong (24: Live Another Day), Simon Pegg (Star Trek) and newcomers Crystal Clarke and Pip Andersen.