This current Star Wars trilogy features exceptional actors, who fans have grown to love over the past few films. However, it seems Daisy Ridley, who famously portrays Rey–one of the most important characters of the entire cast almost wanted to give it all up.
In a recent interview with the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Ridley discussed her experience shooting “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Specifically, a time during the shoot where she questioned not only her abilities to fulfill the role but also herself. The actress revealed that her role with the franchise almost ended before it even began.
“It was pretty horrid. It was really scary. I felt just sick and I didn’t really know anyone yet. It takes me a really long time to settle down with people,” said Ridley on the Happy Sad Confused podcast. “And I do remember being behind the speeder and there were loads of people there and somebody had an umbrella over me and even that, like, ‘Oh someone’s holding an umbrella over you? OK.’ And I remember thinking, ‘I can’t do it.’ Like I can’t do this, this is not right,” said Ridley.
Hearing these extreme emotions from Ridley really sheds a light on the intense pressure that can come when first taking on any major role in Hollywood. Especially, for one as massive and huge as a lead character in the legendary “Star Wars” franchise.
However, Ridley was able to stick it out and when “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” debuts in theaters later this year, the actress will have starred as Rey in three international blockbuster films.
Make sure to catch Ridley in her last role as Rey when “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” premieres in theaters December 20.
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