As everyone on the planet knows, opening this week is director J.J. Abrams Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Unlike most movies where everyone knows all the twists and turns before opening day, Disney and Lucasfilm have done an amazing job keeping the secrets of The Force Awakens under wraps. It’s actually a small miracle they did it considering the speed at which things leak on the internet.
Knowing the cast was extremely guarded with what they would say about their characters and the film, when I attended the recent Los Angeles press day, I decided to have fun during my TV interviews. As you’ll see during my interview with Daisy Ridley – who plays Rey – we talked about her best and worst day on set, whether BB-8 is a boy or a girl, her personal ranking of the Star Wars movies, if Han or Greedo shot first, what color lightsaber would she have if he was a Jedi, deleted scenes, and more.
Finally, while Ridley is a new addition to the cast, I’m happy to report she phenomenal in the film. As Matt said in his review of The Force Awakens, “She can be vulnerable, funny, annoyed, or any of the veritable range of emotions we’d expect from any well-written character. Abrams and his casting directors found a diamond in the rough with Ridley.”
- Is BB-8 a boy or a girl?
- Who shot first: Han or Greedo?
- If she was a Jedi what color lightsaber would she have?
- What’s his rank of the Star Wars movies?
- What was his best and worst day on set?
- Can she do impressions? Can she do Chewbacca, Jabba and JJ. Abrams?
- Did she notice a lot of deleted scenes after seeing the film?