“Star Wars” star Daisy Ridley is set to reprise her role in an as-yet untitled film from director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy which unfolds fifteen years after the events of the sequel trilogy.

As a result, she’s been asked about it quite a bit lately. This week she spoke with Colliderto talk about the emotions felt during Star Wars Celebration events when the project was announced and how excited she is for what’s to come.

Whilst Ridley has faced some complaints from parts of the fandom over the years, the support from the rest and at the actual fan experiences is quite the opposite:

“It’s a room full of love and joy. It’s like if you are actually in a room with other Star Wars fans, there’s so much joy between everyone. It’s just not what it’s sometimes made out to be.

…It was like a reminder I suppose of, sorry I’m just gabbling, but I suppose a reminder of how people do feel about Rey. I was like, ‘It’s wonderful.’ It’s wonderful to be part of something that people love and to play a character that people… It’s so weird.

It’s really making me emotional thinking about it. I get to have more adventures. I’m like, ‘Where is she now? What is this new adventure and how are things going to go?’ That’s a long way of saying it’s great. It’s really great.”

She also recently stood up in defense of the kiss between her character Rey and Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren in 2019’s “Star Wars – Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker”.

The film was widely panned but one of the most contentious moments saw the former enemies sharing a kiss towards the end. Speaking on a recent episode of the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Ridley says:

“I felt like we all…it felt earned. What was interesting again is intentionality. My feeling in that moment was that it was a goodbye, and that felt earned. You can call a kiss a thousand things, but I felt it was a goodbye. That whole scene felt emotional and I felt I was saying goodbye to the job, too.”

The Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy-directed film is currently in development.

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