Daisy Ridley confirms she will not be in the next Star Wars trilogy: ‘They always said it was going to be a separate story’
Daisy Ridley is done with Rey.
The 27-year-old actress first played the character in J.J. Abrams’ 2015 film The Force Awakens and Rian Johnson’s 2017 follow-up The Last Jedi. And she will be seen again as the character in this year’s The Rise of Skywalker.
The British beauty has now revealed that her story will end when this current trilogy wraps up and she will not be a part of Game Of Thrones show runners Dan Weiss and David Benioff’s new series of movies in the Star Wars universe.
End of an era: Daisy Ridley has confirmed she will not be returning as Rey in the next Star Wars trilogy. She is pictured above in New York on Wednesday in between press interviews
Speaking to BuzzFeed she said, ‘I mean, I can say I’m not in the next trilogy. No … They always said it was going to be a separate story. So I’m not [in it], no.’
Abrams, 53, recently took to Twitter to confirm that shooting on the next installment of the sci-fi franchise has wrapped ahead of its December 2019 release.
Alongside a shot of Daisy, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac embracing each other, the director wrote: ‘It feels impossible, but today wrapped photography on Episode IX. There is no adequate way to thank this truly magical crew and cast. I’m forever indebted to you all.’
In action: Ridley as Rey in Star Wars. She recently revealed that her story will end when this current trilogy wraps up
The movie – which wraps up the current trilogy and the Skywalker saga – will feature scenes with the Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa, despite the fact that she sadly died at the age of 60 in 2016.
Abrams admits he made it his goal to give the iconic Star Wars character a fitting send-off and was able to do so in Episode IX by using unused scenes from the previous two installments which were shot before her passing.
‘Finding a truly satisfying conclusion to the Skywalker saga without [Carrie] eluded us. We were never going to recast, or use a CG character,’ he said.
‘With the support and blessing from her daughter, Billie Lourd, we have found a way to honor Carrie’s legacy and role as Leia in Episode IX by using unseen footage we shot together in Episode VII.’
Picture perfect: The Star Wars star smiled for photos at the Walt Disney Studios live action presentation of the Star Wars: The Last Jedi film in July 2017
While it may be the end of an era for this actress, one things for sure her love life just took a major turn.
The actress has been spotted with a diamond ring on her finger and rumors have swirled that she’s engaged to her longtime boyfriend, Tom Bateman, 30.
The brunette beauty has yet to comment on the rock.
Spotted: Ridley and Tom Bateman at the All Point East Festival in London at the beginning of June. She has been wearing a diamond engagement ring but has not confirmed if she is engaged