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‘Star Wars’ star Daisy Ridley shares what she did after ‘Rise of Skywalker’ finished filming

Daisy Ridley recently explained what happened after ‘Rise of Skywalker’ ended

Rey (Daisy Ridley) n STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER. ‘Star Wars’ star Daisy Ridley said she identified with Rey in the sequel trilogy.
Rey (Daisy Ridley) in “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” Ridley recently explained what happened after “Rise of Skywalker” filming ended.
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“Star Wars” sequel trilogy star Daisy Ridley revealed in a new interview with People magazine what she did after “The Rise of Skywalker” finished filming — she cried.

  • “When we wrapped (The Rise of Skywalker) I wept all day,” she told People magazine. “I felt like I was going to pop a vein because I was crying so much.
  • “Obviously not to say that it was like grieving, but it was grieving something. I’ll always have it, and we’re all bonded by this incredible thing.”

The end of an era

Ridley seemed to realize it was the end of an era for her time in the “Star Wars” universe. She told IGN recently that the future of “Star Wars” likely doesn’t include Rey.

  • “I think for me the beauty of ‘Episode IX’ is it ends with such hope and such potential,” Ridley told IGN. “I just feel like that was Rey’s perfect ending. The big battle was in Episodes VII, VIII, and IX. I think really she’s probably running around the forest somewhere having a great time (following the events of ‘The Rise of Skywalker’). I feel totally, totally satisfied with how that story finished.”

Life after ‘Star Wars’

Ridley recently told Tatler magazine that she has tried to perfect her personal life now that “Star Wars” is over.

  • “What I do know is that when I signed on to ‘Star Wars,’ there was nothing in my contract that said, ‘Your life will be talked about,’” she told Tatler magazine. “It got to the point where I realized so much of my life was out there. People knew my mum’s name, my dad’s name, what my sisters do for a living. And I thought it would be nice to have something that’s for me, that isn’t for everybody else. I just thought I would keep that separate.”

However, as I wrote for the Deseret News, she said she would never change her mind about playing Rey because it gave young girls everywhere a new hero to celebrate.