Daisy Ridley on filming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker after Carrie Fishers demise – Fox Information

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Daisy Ridley is talking out about her expertise filming “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” with out franchise staple Carrie Fisher.

Ridley, 27, not too long ago spoke with British GQ about her time on set, calling Fisher’s absence “troublesome.”

Ridley not solely misplaced a pal and co-star after Fisher suffered a coronary heart assault in 2016, however so as to full the latest “Star Wars” trilogy, Ridley needed to movie scenes that might be spliced along with unused footage from “The Force Awakens.”

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“It was undoubtedly troublesome,” the actress mentioned within the interview, revealed Tuesday. “It was emotional doing it since you’re additionally weirdly picturing her. You’re not picturing how the scene goes to be.”

Ridley additionally mentioned she by no means introduced up Fisher’s demise with co-star Mark Hamill, who had identified the actress for 40 years earlier than she handed away.

Nevertheless, Ridley did point out that she reached out to Billie Lourd, Fisher’s daughter and fellow “Star Wars” alum, to “ask Billie how she was doing.”

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And whereas the scenes with out Fisher have been laborious to movie, Ridley mentioned they’re going to be robust for viewers to look at, as properly.

“It’s actually unhappy. And it’s going to be actually unhappy,” Ridley mentioned. “But additionally, it’s superb that they’ve all this footage that’s woven into the story in such a wierd method.”

Ridley additionally let a touch slip concerning the film’s ending, which was emotional each on- and off-camera.

“The scene was me being very unhappy,” Ridley mentioned, telling GQ that she did not cease crying when the director called “cut.

“Let’s simply say it was not laborious to be upset in that scene,” she added.

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“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” will arrive in theaters on Dec. 20, and likewise stars John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver and Lupita Nyong’o.

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