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After years of not-so-patiently ready, the time is lastly upon us. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is hitting theaters this week, following its world premiere final night time. The stress is on for director J.J. Abrams to ship with Episode IX, wrapping up the nine-film saga that started with George Lucas’ A New Hope. Carrie Fisher was introduced again as Leia by unused footage from The Drive Awakens, and Daisy Ridley lately opened up about how a lot she admired the late actress… gold bikini and all.
Daisy Ridley was in a position to work with Carrie Fisher on each The Drive Awakens and The Final Jedi, though they did not have a ton of display time collectively. Ridley has been doing press forward of The Rise of Skywalker’s launch, and spoke to how a lot she actually appeared as much as the OG Star Wars heroine. Because the younger actress put it,
Nicely, that is actually candy. Daisy Ridley appears to have quite a lot of affection towards Carrie Fisher, however on a private degree. Princess Leia was a groundbreaking character, and Fisher’s efficiency as her all through the unique trilogy made method for the rise of the assorted badass females that may make up The Rise of Skywalker.
Daisy Ridley’s feedback to IGN make quite a lot of sense, and exhibits how a lot she’s mirrored on Carrie Fisher’s legacy for the reason that late actress handed in 2016. In the identical interview, she additionally regrets not telling Fisher simply how a lot she meant to her, and asking all of the nerdy little questions that plagued her concerning the unique trilogy. Carrie was anticipated to return for The Rise of Skywalker in a serious function, so how might Ridley have anticipated her sudden passing?
It needs to be attention-grabbing to see precisely how Leia’s legacy is dealt with in The Rise of Skywalker. J.J. Abrams beforehand deemed it essentially the most tough side of Episode IX, though he is proud that the character and Carrie Fisher might each be honored. Though clearly it will be a smaller function than the one which was initially deliberate for her.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will hit theaters on December 20th. Within the meantime, take a look at our 2020 launch listing to plan your subsequent journey to the films.