Daisy Ridley got different reaction from costume
- Bang Showbiz
- 24 December 2019
Daisy Ridley claims she was treated differently on the 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' set because of her new, darker, costume
Daisy Ridley claims she was treated differently on the 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' set because of her new costume.
The 27-year-old actress reprises her role as Rey in the final instalment of the sci-fi saga and donned hooded clothes and wielded a red lightsabre for the film and she thought it was "funny" that people weren't as open with her as she'd got used to because of her darker look.
She said: "It felt amazing. I was like, 'This is so cool!' It was really interesting because I noticed that people responded to me differently in that outfit.
"Over the last three movies, I haven't looked scary at all, so it was funny to see how people reacted.
"People [on set] were not as chatty, which I found quite fun."
But Daisy struggled to get to grips with her new weapon.
She explained to Britain's OK! Magazine: "It was heavy and weighted differently to the other lightsabers I'd used.
"This one was really quite hard to hold.
"And when it flips around, I have to catch it – but there were many times when I didn't."
The brunette beauty is proud she's achieved her green belt in kickboxing through training for the film series.
She said: "I got my green belt in kickboxing, which I was really thrilled about.
"A guy called Jamie came to train me and I said to him, 'I want a green belt.' That was a skill I definitely never had before."
While Daisy is "satisfied" with the conclusion of the franchise, it still hasn't sunk in that her work as Rey is complete.
She said: "I am very satisfied with the conclusion but it is weird to think it's all over.
"I'm pretty sure I won't think about it properly until the movie is released but I've told my family I'm going to be a mess at Christmas."