‘The Rise of Skywalker’: The Heartwarming Reason Daisy Ridley Loved Her Bizarre Wrap Gift from J.J. Abrams

by Jeremy Spirogis
Daisy Ridley posing at the

The Star Wars Skywalker saga has lastly come to an finish, and Daisy Ridley bought an awesome and weird reward to point out for it. 

No, that’s not a spoiler for the film, it’s an outline of how Ridley took to her wrap reward she bought from director J.J. Abrams. In truth, lots of the key members of the forged bought distinctive wrap presents, though some went over higher than others. Some elements going over higher than others fairly effectively describes the brand new film too. 

What presents did Abrams give?

Daisy Ridley posing at the 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' European premiere
Daisy Ridley | Samir Hussein/WireImage)

It’s not too unusual for filmmakers to offer their stars presents after a film is completed, notably when it’s the final film of a popular culture juggernaut that has dominated the cultural dialog for greater than 40 years now. J.J. Abrams, who is thought to be notably gregarious, made positive that his actors had one thing to recollect the expertise by – apart from all that fame and fortune stuff.

Yahoo Entertainment reported that John Boyega, who performs Finn, bought a Spider-Man-themed stormtrooper helmet. Oscar Isaac, who performs Poe Dameron, bought a field of Oscar Isaac candies, which Isaac appeared to underplay till Boyega mentioned, “Hold on a second. Those were literally molded, like, they said Oscar Isaac imprinted in the chocolate. Handmade! Don’t go, ‘I got Oscar Isaac chocolates,’ like I picked them up at the store, like they’re from Nordstrom’s. What the hell?”

But it was Daisy Ridley, AKA Rey, who bought probably the most offbeat reward. Abrams and Ridley each love The Great British Baking Show, so Abrams gave Ridley a lifelike masks of their favourite contestant on the present, whom they coyly refuse to call. She wasn’t kidding when she mentioned it was “a touch obscure.” 

The sequel trilogy was a present to Daisy Ridley

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Unique although the reward could also be, it pales compared to the reward J.J. Abrams gave Daisy Ridley by casting her in Star Wars: The Force Awakens within the first place. Isaac and Boyega had some notable credit previous to getting into the land that George Lucas constructed, however Ridley was a digital unknown when she bought the gig. When Disney launched the well-known picture of the The Force Awakens forged at a desk learn for the script, many individuals checked out Ridley and mentioned, “Who’s she?”

The Force Awakens established Rey as the important thing determine within the sequel trilogy. Ridley and Rey each went from being nobody to somebody particular fairly rapidly. Ridley bought to do every little thing from singing with Barbra Streisand to being a part of a whodunit in Murder on the Orient Express. Yes, there have been pitfalls. Like different Star Wars actors, Ridley discovered social media extra hassle than it was price, and Rey was on the heart of among the most controversial selections within the trilogy. 

Through all of it, Ridley has remained steadfast and grateful for the expertise.

“I want to be a working actor, and I am currently unemployed, so I’m not succeeding right now,” she jokingly informed Variety. “I just want to be in good things and work with great people. I read amazing things a lot of the time.”

‘Rise of Skywalker’ is a blended bag to some

Star Wars hasn’t happy the entire folks the entire time arguably because the ’80s. No matter how a lot reward a part of the story will get, some folks throw  brickbats. Conversely, irrespective of how a lot negativity surrounds elements of Star Wars, folks nonetheless discover causes to like them. 

Critics have been mezzo-mezzo on the ninth chapter, with the Rotten Tomatoes vital consensus studying, “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker suffers from a irritating lack of creativeness, however concludes this beloved saga with fan-focused devotion.” Audiences have been kinder, scoring it an 86 % on the identical website. At the identical time, opening weekend audiences gave the film a Cinemascore of B+, which is on the low finish for a Star Wars film. 

Still, irrespective of how a lot folks might debate the worthiness of the Disney Star Wars period, most followers will agree that Daisy Ridley was a present they’re solely too proud of. 

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