Daisy Ridley Couldn’t Get a Job After ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’; ‘No One Wants To Employ Me’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Daisy Ridley at the EE British Academy Film Awards 2020 at Royal Albert Hall on Feb. 02, 2020.

The most up-to-date Star Wars trilogy was the final one within the Skywalker Saga, and it proved to be somewhat polarizing. Regardless, it launched numerous new followers to the franchise, introduced again some acquainted faces, and jumpstarted a brand new period of Star Wars content material. Now followers have The Mandalorian, they lastly received the ultimate season of The Clone Wars, and it’s not stopping. 

Despite all that success that’s related to it, Daisy Ridley couldn’t get a job after the ultimate movie. 

Daisy Ridley at the EE British Academy Film Awards 2020 at Royal Albert Hall on Feb. 02, 2020.
Daisy Ridley on the EE British Academy Film Awards 2020 at Royal Albert Hall on Feb. 02, 2020 | Samir Hussein/WireImage

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‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ introduced an finish to this trilogy and part of Daisy Ridley’s life

This new trilogy introduced again numerous beloved characters from the unique trilogy like Leia (Carrie Fisher), Luke (Mark Hamill), and Han Solo (Harrison Ford). C-3PO was again and so was everybody’s favourite droid R2-D2. It additionally launched viewers to Rey, an orphan from a desert planet who clings onto the concept of the Jedi and discovering her powers, very similar to Anakin Skywalker. And Kylo Ren joined the scene; he tried to embody Darth Vader’s Dark Side, however was nonetheless conflicted past perception. 

Over the course of three motion pictures, these new and outdated characters tried to save lots of the galaxy (some extra) whereas Kylo Ren and the First Order tried to carry onto their grasp over all of it. The motion pictures confirmed that numerous the Skywalker Saga is cyclical. 

Again, no matter its faults, it did convey Star Wars to an entire new group of individuals and gave nostalgia to the remainder of the fandom. 

“It was so unhappy to complete [Star Wars],” Ridley informed Entertainment Weekly in an interview on Aug. 27. “When the film was released, I was like, ‘Oh my God.’ It was such a huge chapter.” 

She additionally stated that, due to COVID-19 shutdowns and extra, she was capable of “process” the final 5 years of nonstop Star Wars

“To be forced to slow down,” she stated. “It was good mentally for me as a result of [Star Wars was] a giant factor in my life.”

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Despite her lead position in ‘Star Wars,’ Ridley couldn’t discover one other job

However, the pandemic isn’t the one motive why Ridley had a lot free time. She additionally didn’t have any jobs lined up nor any coming down the pipelines. 

“Weirdly, at the beginning of the year nothing was coming through,” she stated. “I was like, ‘Aww! No one wants to employ me.’” 

It additionally wasn’t for lack of making an attempt. Ridley revealed that she was actively on the lookout for roles post-Star Wars

“There were actually loads of things that I auditioned for at the beginning of the year and didn’t get any of them,” Ridley stated. 

Ridley admitted that she did have a freakout second, the place she simply went, “Oh my god!” However she took a step again, it appears, and informed herself “Everything in its right time.”

And, along with her latest position as a voice actor within the sport Twelve Minutes, alongside James McAvoy and Willem Dafoe, she is beginning to discover work once more. 

“Things started picking up,” she stated, referring to February and March. 

Ridley was unhappy on the backlash ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ acquired, however she has one thing ‘dark’ forward 

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As acknowledged above, the final installment of the Skywalker Saga confronted extra criticism than the opposite two sequel trilogy movies. And it did take a toll on Ridley. She informed Entertainment Weekly in April that a lot of the suggestions she acquired or learn was “amazing,” however The Rise of Skywalker was “really tricky.”

“January was not that nice,” Ridley stated. “It was weird, I felt like all of this love that we’d sort of been shown the first time around, I was like, ‘Where’s the love gone?’”

Regardless, it seems to be like issues are wanting up for Ridley. In addition to Twelve Minutes, she has a secret challenge arising that’s an actual departure from Star Wars

“There’s one thing that I’m gonna do that’s super f*cking dark,” she stated. “I was like, ‘Do we need something this dark?’ But it’s also really interesting and about memory and everything’s a bit fragmented. I definitely feel like what I wanna watch and I guess be part of is something with some joy. That’s what people need.”

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