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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker's Daisy Ridley on How Rey Has Evolved

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Ever since that teaser trailer dropped at April's Star Wars Celebration, the Internet has been buzzing with The Rise of Skywalker theories. Now, more news has come to the forefront regarding the final installment in the sequel trilogy.

Daisy Ridley, who's played Rey since 2015's The Force Awakens, opened up about her character during an interview with Vanity Fair.

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"It's nice having that shot at the beginning of the teaser," Ridley said, referencing the shot of Rey skillfully jumping over a First Order ship, "because I think it’s quite a good visual representation of where she is now: confident, calm, less fearful... It’s still sort of overwhelming but in a different way. It feels more right—less like inevitable and more like there’s a focus to the journey."

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The whole sequel trilogy has been building up to the ultimate confrontation between the Resistance and the First Order, and according to Ridley, Rey is ready for the fight.

Ridley also opened up about how she's come to master that steely look of concentration Rey has whenever she's using the Force. "I literally visualize it," she explained. "When I was lifting rocks I was visualizing the rocks moving. And then I was like, Oh, my God, I made it happen! And obviously there's loads of rocks on strings, so, no, I didn’t. But I visualize that it’s really going on."

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Directed and co-written by J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Keri Russell, Matt Smith, Anthony Daniels, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams and Carrie Fisher, with Naomi Ackie and Richard E. Grant. The film arrives Dec. 20.

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