Daisy Ridley is on the interview circuit thanks to her latest movie, Sometimes I think About Dying, which debuted at Sundance recently, so naturally she was asked about Star Wars.
IMDb got ahold of the star and asked if she would return to Star Wars if given the chance, and Ridley replied:
“I mean, I’m open to a phone call. I’m looking for employment.”Daisy Ridley IMDb
Daisy did share that she visited Lucasfilm late last year and had lunch with the likes of Kathleen Kennedy, so there is a chance that talks have already taken place for Ridley to reprise Rey, but nothing official has been announced.
If Damon Lindelhof’s Star Wars project is a real thing, then that could possibly where Daisy could be needed, because it is rumored to be set after the events of The Rise of Skywalker, and characters from the Sequels could be used to support the new cast.
In talking with The Wrap, Daisy also revealed that she’s been keeping up on the Star Wars content on Disney+, but Mando seems to be her favorite as she also added that she would be watching Season 3 this March.
“I haven’t watched all of them, but it’s just because of timing and stuff like that. But yeah, I mean the work everyone’s doing is amazing.
I worked with Pedro Pascal and I was like, ‘This is really cool; he’s The Mandalorian.’ I still find it all very exciting.”Daisy Ridley The Wrap
Based on some rumors for The Mandalorian’s third season, she may have chosen wisely, because it does seem like the Mando-verse will be used to provide more through lines to the Sequels, so like us, she will really find out Palpatine returned!
Speaking of Sheev, Daisy also was asked how she felt about Rey being a Palpatine, and while you can sense she preferred Rey from Nowhere, she’s being diplomatic about being given an iconic bloodline in the last film.
“Well, J.J. [Abrams] was the one who was like, she is of no one, so it wasn’t just The Last Jedi where that was the message. What was interesting about the last one, for me, was that you can be a hero and not come from anywhere or you can be a hero and come from literally the worst person in the universe. You’re not your parents, you’re not your grandparents, you’re not your bloodline and you’re not the generations before you. So, I always was like, sure. But it’s beyond my pay grade. I say the words, do the thing. I do love the version of, you can be anyone you want to be, but I also love the version where you can rectify wrongs and can’t help what you’re born into.”Daisy Ridley – Rolling Stone
Nick and I will talk more about Daisy’s interviews on this week’s episode of the SWTS, so don’t forget to tune into the Star Wars Time Show on a weekly basis via our podcast platforms or via YouTube if you prefer the livestream angle.