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Daisy Ridley is gearing up to say goodbye to Rey later this year with the release of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” The actress debuted as the character in J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” from which unused footage is being used by Abrams to incorporate the late Carrie Fisher into “The Rise of Skywalker.” During a recent interview with Vulture, Ridley was asked about what it’s like to re-watch the “Force Awakens” footage of Fisher in the new film. “The Rise of Skywalker” trailer features one emotional shot of Ridley and Fisher’s characters hugging, with a tear rolling down Ridley’s face.
“It was very sad. I found it very moving to watch it, because I do remember the original,” Ridley said about watching the unused footage. “And it’s a strange thing to do, for someone that’s not around anymore to be brought back to life. It’s eerie that it resonates so much with what the story is this time. It’s pretty amazing.”
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