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Adam Driver & Daisy Ridley Talk 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' - First Look From the Set!

Adam Driver & Daisy Ridley Talk 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' - First Look From the Set!

Adam Driver and Daisy Ridley are on the cover of Vanity Fair‘s Summer 2019 issue, out on May 30.

Director J.J. Abrams, along with cast members Oscar Isaac and John Boyega, opened up about the highly anticipated finale of the nine-film Star Wars franchise.

Here’s what the Star Wars cast had to say…

Adam, on Kylo Ren’s background, growing up the son of Han Solo and Princess Leia: “…He had been forging this maybe-bond with Rey, and it kind of ends with the question in the air: is he going to pursue that relationship, or when the door of her ship goes up, does that also close that camaraderie that they were maybe forming?”

Daisy on her character, Rey, in The Rise of Skywalker: “I think there’s a part of Rey that’s like, dude, you f–king had it all, you had it all, that was always a big question during filming: you had it all and you let it go.”

J.J., on filming The Rise of Skywalker: “Working on nine, I found myself approaching it slightly differently, which is to say that, on seven, I felt beholden to Star Wars in a way that was interesting—I was doing what to the best of my ability I felt Star Wars should be. It felt slightly more renegade; it felt slightly more like, you know, F–k it, I’m going to do the thing that feels right because it does, not because it adheres to something.”

J.J., the trilogy he directed: “This trilogy is about this young generation, this new generation, having to deal with all the debt that has come before. And it’s the sins of the father, and it’s the wisdom and the accomplishments of those who did great things, but it’s also those who committed atrocities, and the idea that this group is up against this unspeakable evil and are they prepared? Are they ready? What have they learned from before? It’s less about grandeur. It’s less about restoring an old age. It’s more about preserving a sense of freedom and not being one of the oppressed.”

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Credit: Annie Leibovitz; Photos: Vanity Fair
Posted to: Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, J.J. Abrams, Star Wars

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