Star Wars; The Force Awakens John Boyega and Daisy Ridley Talk About Their Characters, Their Castings, and the Star Wars Legacy


The two stars of the upcoming Abramsified, Star Wars; The Force Awakens, took the time to sit down with The Hollywood Reporter to talk about their roles in the upcoming films. The candid interviews give the stars an opportunity to talk about a wide variety of topics including their views on their characters, personal reactions to their casting, and the legend that is the Star Wars franchise.

“J.J. Abrams sat me down and said, ‘you’re going to be the new star of Star Wars,”” explains Boyega, “and I was just there like, ‘what’, yeah, ‘you’re going to be in the new Star Wars movie.’ Everything just froze. I felt like I had that click remote from that movie Click.”

Daisy Ridley talked a bit about what is was like to be on the set of a Star Wars film rooted in practical effects, her previous feelings on the franchise, and the legacy of being a part of star wars.

“I had seen the original ones, but I wasn’t a huge fan, so stepping into this, I felt like it really helped me. I didn’t feel like I had a role to meet or a place to go into, I was just like ‘I want to do a good job’,” Ridley told THR, “I don’t think I’ll ever be an idol like Carrie was as Princess Leia. I don’t think anything can top that in the Star Wars world. She is, and was, beautiful, and smart and strong, and vulnerable and all those cool things that made her so loved, but if people like Rey, then I’ll be happy.”

In regard to her character, Ridely explains that, “The true story of Rey will be revealed in December of 2015,” tells Ridley,” But, what I can tell you know, is that she starts the film alone, she is super strong and self sufficient, she’s a scavenger on the dessert planet of Jakku, and then she meets Finn and they go on a crazy adventure that is The Force Awakens.”

“This is a great opportunity. This if fun. This is Star Wars,” Boyega explains to THR, “Finn is a Storm Trooper who just doesn’t want to be in that predicament. He’s under the First Order and doesn’t agree to their terms and conditions, so he has an absolute freak out and that’s where we meet him.”

So does this make you more excited for the film? Could anything make you more excited about the film? What are you thoughts and theories about Ridley’s Rey and Boyega’s Finn? As always, let us know in the comments section below!

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