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Daisy Ridley on Last Jedi retcons: “It’s beyond my paygrade”

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Somehow it’s been three years since Palpatine returned.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was our last cinematic disappointment before the COVID-19 pandemic turned our lives into a near-constant disappointment. While some of us used Chewbacca’s fake demise as a signal to get away from it all Star Wars for a while others said, “No, seriously, Andor is very good.” One thing that The Rise of Skywalker sure did was the end of the Star Wars sequel trilogy that made our social media timelines a nightmare for the past decade.

Mileage may vary on those three Star Wars movies, but they still feel too radioactive for Disney capitalize on their success (those sequels grossed $4 billion). Well, outside of theme park rides that were clearly a decade in the making. Still a common complaint The Rise of Skywalker was the treatment of the conclusion of The Last Jedia withdrawal so overt it bordered on antagonistic.

Nevertheless, one person who thinks both films have merit is lead actor Daisy Ridley. Although we usually don’t ask Adam Driver about his anymore Star Wars While promoting her new movie, Daisy Ridley is once again forced to be on the front lines of one of the most unproductive conversations on the internet. I think about dying. Fortunately, Ridley is an old pro at this by now and has answered Rolling stone‘s questions about the last two Star Wars movies diplomatic.

When asked if she received the message from The Last Jedi was called back by The Rise of Skywalkershe said:

Well, JJ [Abrams] was the one who thought, she doesn’t belong to anyone, so it wasn’t alone The Last Jedi where was that message. What was interesting to me about the last one was that you can be a hero and come from nowhere, or you can be a hero and come from literally the worst person in the universe. You are not your parents, you are not your grandparents, you are not your bloodline and you are not the generations before you.

Honestly, this could’ve been a statement released about the nepo baby discourse. Or at least it would be if she didn’t say she doesn’t write this crap. She just says the rules. “So I was always like, sure,” she said. “But it’s beyond my salary. I say the words, do the thing. I really like the version of, you can be anyone you want to be, but I also like the version where you can right wrongs and not help what you were born into.

Will this revive the once fertile subject of Star Wars? Probably not, but it adds juice to the nepo baby talk, that we’We all want to keep going.

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