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Daisy Ridley defends Baby Yoda eating Frog Lady eggs

‘Star Wars’ alum Daisy Ridley explains why Baby Yoda ate the Frog Lady eggs.

A photo from “The Mandalorian” episode 2 “The Passenger” with Baby Yoda.
A photo from “The Mandalorian” episode 2 “The Passenger” with Baby Yoda.
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“Star Wars” star Daisy Ridley recently weighed in on the biggest controversy for the “Star Wars” universe since Rey became a Skywalker — Baby Yoda deciding to eat the Frog Lady’s eggs.

Context:

In the “Mandalorian” season 2 episode “The Passenger,” the Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) and the Child (Baby Yoda) transport Frog Lady (yes, real name) to a nearby planet. Frog Lady has a few eggs with her, which represent the last of her kind as they face extinction.

  • In the episode, Baby Yoda eats them, slurping them down like a mid-morning snack.
  • Some fans (mostly jokingly) called Baby Yoda a villain, adding that it was a horrific turn of events for the show, according to Entertainment Weekly.

How Ridley feels:

Ridley basically rolled her eyes at the reaction when she spoke to IGN about the incident, which some had called as a reason to cancel Baby Yoda.

  • “Oh, cancel culture,” Ridley said. “Look, Mando’s gotta eat, Yoda’s got to get strong. That’s just that.”
  • “No, I’m like, ‘Yoda, do your thing.’ The creature (Frog Lady) got to be where she needed to be with the eggs. It’s all good. It was beautiful.”

More defense for Baby Yoda

Lucasfilm creative art manager Phil Szostak defended the moment.

  • “For the record, Chapter 10 of #TheMandalorian makes it clear that the Frog Lady’s eggs are unfertilized, like the chicken eggs many of us enjoy. But obviously, chickens aren’t sentient beings and the Child eating the eggs is intentionally disturbing, for comedic effect.”