“Star Wars” star Daisy Ridley recently revealed in a new book that she has a personal connection to her character Rey from the sequel trilogy, according to Digital Spy.

What’s going on?

Ridley revealed in a new “Star Wars” book — “Star Wars: The Age Of Resistance – The Official Collector’s Edition Book” — that she connected with Rey because of how she was welcomed into Hollywood and “Star Wars” fandom, according to Digital Spy.

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  • “Family is what ‘Star Wars’ is all about. The family thing translated everywhere. Even on set, it felt like a family. It’s that feeling of bonding, everywhere. Rey is trying to find her place in this world in the same way I was trying to find my place in the world,” she said in the book, according to Digital Spy.
  • “The similarities were really nice. Because I felt so welcomed, and taken in, and people seemed to care how I felt, that translated into Rey. She suddenly had these people who cared about her, and she was finding her place within that.”

“Star Wars: The Age Of Resistance – The Official Collector’s Edition Book” will be available on Amazon beginning March 9.

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Ridley response to ‘Rise of Skywalker’

Ridley recently told People magazine she was really devastated after “The Rise of Skywalker” finished filming. She said she felt truly connected to the franchise.

  • “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.”

More Rey in the future?

Ridley has said she doesn’t think she’ll play a role in “Star Wars” moving forward, as I wrote for the Deseret News.

  • “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.”