While in lockdown, Daisy Ridley, who plays the Rey, called into the DragCast podcast to talk about quarantine life, but she also dropped some comments on how fans reacted to The Rise of Skywalker, which has gone on to be one of the worst rated Star Wars films of all-time.
Quite frankly, she didn’t say anything too interesting, but you can tell that she is a bit upset that fans didn’t fully love the final Skywalker saga film.
“It’s changed film by film honestly, like 98% it’s so amazing, this last film it was really tricky. January was not that nice. It was weird, I felt like all of this love that we’d sort of been shown the first time around, I was like, ‘Where’s the love gone?'”Daisy Ridley – DragCast
Simple, the movie is a disjointed affair and discounts the middle entry for the most part, and just felt rushed, so it’s hard to full love. But I do get why she’s a bit hurt, because the cast and crew did do their best, it’s not their fault that the film feels off in terms of its runtime being so short for a film trying to tell two films worth of story. But it is odd that she’s surprised that fans crapped on this film considering how things played out during TLJ, which she herself clearly didn’t love.
She went on to talk about the process:
“I watched the documentary, the making-of [The Skywalker Legacy], this week, and it’s so filled with love, and I think it’s that tricky thing of when you’re part of something that is so filled with love and then people [don’t like it]. You know, everyone’s entitled to not like something, but it feels like it’s changed slightly. But I think in general that’s because social media and what have you. I guess now conversations are just more public, so there’s stuff I wouldn’t have seen, but honestly trying to scroll through my newsfeed in January and trying to not see Star Wars stuff, I’d see headlines and be like ‘Oh my god this is so upsetting,’ so it’s been tricky, but then it’s having that thing of I feel really proud of it, and I’m so thrilled to be part of it.””Daisy Ridley – DragCast
I don’t know, at this point, I’m ready for all this Skywalker saga stuff to go away. It just makes me sad to know that this trilogy, like the Prequels, ultimately let me down and didn’t feature the magical tale I hope for when it was announced.