Daisy Ridley, one of the stars of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, has shared details about her emotional and “dramatic” last day of filming.
The sequel trilogy of films has been quite the journey so far, truly changing the lives of its relatively unknown cast prior to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. One can imagine that finishing up making the trilogy with The Rise of Skywalker was a big moment as a result.
This is just how Daisy Ridley describes her final day on the film, telling People’s Couch Surfing: “I just can’t remember it, I remember [director] J.J. [Abrams] making a speech and I sort of remember a couple things he said, like I’m always on time, which I appreciate him saying and then he went to pass me the mic and I was the last person to wrap. It was my final shot and I’m just crying in the shot… It was incredibly dramatic.
“Literally can’t remember what I said. I hugged a number of people and then got in the car and looked out the window like I was in a music video: tears rolling down my face, hand to the window, thinking about days gone past.”
Considering that The Rise of Skywalker is the last film in the Skywalker saga, hopefully, plenty of this drama and emotion finds its way on screen. It’s not long until we find out!
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is set for release on December 20th 2019 with J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) directing a cast that includes Star Wars veterans Daisy Ridley (Rey), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Kelly Marie Tran (Rose Tico), Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), Billie Lourd (Lieutenant Connix), Greg Grunberg (Snap Wexley), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian) and Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa) as well as new additions Naomi Ackie (Lady Macbeth), Richard E. Grant (Logan), Dominic Monaghan (Lost), and Keri Russell (The Americans).