Film News – Daisy Ridley Clarifies Her Previous Comments About Playing Rey After Episode IX2 min read

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Andrew Turner

Andrew Turner

Reviews Films, TV and Video Games and you can also find the reviews I publish here on my personal blog

A lot of discussion has happened in relation to comments made by Daisy Ridley about her future with Star Wars. To some, those comments signalled her intent to end her time with the franchise after the release of Star Wars: Episode IX. I was not one of those people. In my article about this matter, I stated that people were taking Daisy Ridley’s comments way out of proportion. Seemingly, Daisy Ridley feels the same way.

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Daisy Ridley’s Clarification

In an interview with, Daisy Ridley said the following about the matter:

Misquoted. I was misquoted. I was asked — by the way, at the end of a very long day, at the end of a very long shoot – I was asked how I felt going forward. And I said, in my mind, the story finishes at Episode IX. To me, Star Wars is in threes. [Episodes] 4, 5, 6; 1, 2, 3; 7, 8, 9. So, for me, that’s what I was signing on to; VIIVIIIIX. So that’s really what I was answering. And I think, for now- I’m not saying forever. Obviously, Rey will always be Rey […] and obviously I don’t know what happens in Episode IX, or even if I’m in it. But for now I think it would be – To me, IX was always the end of this chapter. So, it’s not me going ‘I don’t want to.’ It’s just that’s what I always pictured”.

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My Thoughts On The Latest Comments Made By Daisy Ridley

Clearly, I believe that Daisy Ridley never intended for her previous comments to be interpreted as though she would never play Rey again. Instead, it seems as though she meant to say that the story of Rey which started in Star Wars: The Force Awakens will have closure by the end of Episode IX. She is not ruling out the possibility of playing Rey in the long-term.

Star Wars The Last Jedi

If Rey survives Episode IX, then we could absolutely see Daisy Ridley return to play the character in the long-term. Perhaps not as the focal point though. Instead, Rey could play a role similar to the one Obi-Wan Kenobi played in the Original Trilogy. It may even be similar to what Luke Skywalker’s role seems to be in the sequel trilogy. We can see the next instalment of this trilogy next week in the form of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

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Andrew Turner

Andrew Turner

Reviews Films, TV and Video Games and you can also find the reviews I publish here on my personal blog