Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens actress Daisy Ridley appeared to be quite moved when seen online first viewing her reaction to the trailer, but according to Metro, Ridley stated that she wasn’t a fan of the original “Star Wars” trilogy. The British actress, who plays Rey in Star Wars 7, seemed to emphasize that she was focused on doing job.
“I had seen the original ones, but I wasn’t a huge fan, so stepping into this I think that really helped me. I didn’t feel like I was trying to fit in. Like I had a role to meet or a place to go into, I just wanted to do a good job.”
That being said, one may speculate that Star Wars fans could be disappointed in her admission, but one may think that getting the acting gig done right with great quality is something that which can be given merit. Speaking of the original Star Wars movies, long time actress Carrie Fisher did give Ridley advice on not wearing the slave Leia outfit.
In fact, according to the Hollywood Reporter, Fisher has even considered herself to be the “predecessor” of Ridley’s Rey character, and gave her advice on how to avoid being “merchandisable.” Even talking of going out and about shopping together whilst bringing Star Wars suitcases.
“I want you and I to go to Vegas with all the [merchandise] and act like we’re normal people carrying Star Wars suitcases that they just sent me — hats, dresses. We will be put in a mental asylum, but it will be a very popular one after we get there.”
Fisher also advised Ridley that she should “fight against the slave outfit,” in lieu of her sex symbol status.
“Don’t be a slave like I was. You keep fighting against that slave outfit.”
John Boyega explains, also in Metro, that his enthusiasm for the franchise extends into the extended Star Wars universe. Boyega even talked about how before he was even cast for the film that he had watched all the movies. A reaction of him to the trailer was also posted online, where he literally fell off the back of the sofa.
That being said, Star Wars fans might be so inclined to think that John would be into doing his own stunts if he’s willing get that physical.
“I had watched all the movies before being cast. I was fully aware of what Star Wars was. I didn’t have to get an update.”
Cinema Blend even reported how emotional Boyega had gotten in regards to having read the Star Wars script, regardless on him not being a man who cries much.
“When I read the script I cried, and I’m not really a big crier… I’m more like a frog-in-the- throat kind of guy, who’ll try to hold it in and make sure I don’t let it all out.”
In the initial Star Wars teaser film for The Force Awakens, John is seen with a panicked, sweaty expression on his face, full of anxiety in a desert. Then, in the third trailer to the film, there’s a bit more dialogue, possibly in regards to where he stands now in his life. Boyega’s character, Finn, is also seen in the Star Wars 7 trailer with Rey in an exchange with Harrison Ford’s Han Solo character, stating how the Jedi and the Force is true.
Worlds, Galaxies, and Universes Live Action at the Walt Disney Studios Presentation
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Boyega is playing the role of Finn, along with Ridley’s Rey character. Other actors such as Ford, Adam Driver, X-Men Apocalype’s Oscar Isaac, Gwendoline Christie, Domhnall Gleeson, and the original cast of Fisher and Mark Hamill.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens this coming December 18 in theaters, and is directed by J.J. Abrams.
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