Daisy Ridley says return to Star Wars' Rey Skywalker is "really strange"

After time away from the role, Daisy Ridley opens up about returning to the role of Rey Skywalker
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It's been about five years since The Rise of Skywalker arrived in theaters. Episode IX closed out the Skywalker Saga and brought the sequel trilogy to an end. Daisy Ridley played the main character, Rey, who took on the Skywalker name in the final moments. Now, she is returning to the role in the upcoming Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy film, following up with Rey years after the event of The Rise of Skywalker.

However, sitting down with Total Film for their upcoming issue, Daisy Ridley shared how returning to the role of Rey Skywalker is different this time around because the actor is in a different place. She said, "I honestly have had moments where I’m like, 'I don’t know if I remember what I did [as Rey]. It’s really strange. I think the whole thing will feel so different anyway, with a totally different team. I’m in a very different place than I was. I’m probably going to be one of the adults, and initially, I was the youngest person on set, which is a weird feeling."

After working for years on the sequel trilogy with much of the same cast, there was one thing she hoped for as well when coming back for Obaid-Chinoy's film. She shared, "I would also hope that it’s a lot of the same crew. Obviously, many people shifted, but many people stayed the same through all three films, and there was something wonderful and comforting about that. But I don’t know. It all remains to be seen. I would hope it feels natural in some way, but also like – I don’t know – like it’s a new adventure. I’m hoping it’s sort of a bit of both."

Not much is known about the upcoming Rey Skywalker film other than the fact it's set fifteen years after the events of The Rise of Skywalker. It was announced at Star Wars Celebration 2023 alongside Dave Filoni's upcoming The Mandalorian film and James Mangold's film about the beginning of the Jedi Order. It was recently revealed that Mangold's film picked up Andor writer Beau Willimon. Willimon penned the prison arc of the smash hit series, which garnered him an Emmy nomination for his work.

It's always exciting when there are new Star Wars movies on the way, and the Rey Skywalker film is no exception. It would be neat to see the return of other familiar faces like Finn and Poe. We'll have wait and see what happens.

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