Daisy Ridley reveals that she still regularly writes to Jodie Comer, who portrays Rey’s mother Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Star Wars came back in a big way as Disney got its hands on the franchise. Starting with the 2015s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Disney is trying to continue the Skywalker saga. In doing so, they put together a cast of emerging actors, including Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, and of course, Ridley. Ridley played the part of Rey, a force-sensitive orph that seeks its place in the universe. From the moment Rey was introduced, her parents became a point of much discussion.
After The power awakens, many assumed that Rey had a family link with one of the franchise’s central heroes, such as Luke, Leia, or Han, as the film left it as a hanging question to be answered in a later film. Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the next film in the series, sees a response delivered by Kylo Ren, who states that Rey’s parents were just junk dealers who sold Rey to drink money. This response sparked a deep hatred from a large section of the fanbase who had invested in the character in hopes of something more grandiose. When Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker followed in 2019, the junk trader’s statement was proven false (or withdrawn due to setbacks), and shows Rey as the granddaughter of Emperor Palpatine, aka Darth Sidious. Rey’s parents were only briefly seen in the film, but still made an impact to give fans a better response than the previous film.
Recently, Ridley spoke Thanks to promote their new podcast thriller Zoetrope. During the interview, Ridley was asked to leave Star Wars behind after all those years. She quickly mentioned how sad it would be to walk away Star Wars, complete with large amounts of tears on their part when they parted ways. Nevertheless, Ridley said she remains in touch with many of the crew and crew. One name she mentioned was Jodie Comer, with whom she regularly exchanged texts. Check out Ridley’s comments below:
“My God I was so sad. I spent a lot of time, I really felt like I was mourning something. They were my people for so many years! John [Boyega] and I met when we were both 21, we were so young. We started this thing together in our early twenties and now I’m nine and twenty. But we all keep in touch, even though John is the busiest man in the world. I went with Kathy Kennedy the other day for breakfast which was so lovely. Jodie [Comer] and I text all the time. It was such a wonderful experience. “
Both Ridley and Comer are in the Star Wars Universe as relatively unknown. Ridley had a few short TV roles and short films on her resume. The comer had quite a few substantial roles under her belt when she appeared The rise of the Skywalker, but she was mainly known for her work on Kill Eve. Now, Ridley has appeared in movies like Murder on the Orient Express in the Chaos Walking, with Comer recently appearing alongside Ryan Reynolds on Smash Hit, Free Guy. Ridley has the moment Marsh King’s daughter in post-production, while the comer can be seen alongside Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and his fellow citizens Star Wars Alum Adam Driver an The last duel.
Even though there is nothing new about the actors staying in touch after a movie wrap, Ridley and Comer really have no screen time in The rise of the Skywalker. Their characters share a unique connection, but Comer’s appearance in the film was short, with a younger actress, not Ridley, playing Rey. Rey’s parents are not even named because the comer is credited as Rey’s mother and Billy Howle as Rey’s father. However, it seems that this was enough to make Ridley and Comer a lasting friendship. As for Star Wars, Rey’s journey seems to be over for the moment, but the character could always come back.
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