Star Wars’ Daisy Ridley Still Isn’t Over The Rise Of Skywalker Trauma

Star Wars’ Daisy Ridley Still Isn’t Over The Rise Of Skywalker Trauma
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Many fans can’t get over it either.


  • The Star Wars sequel trilogy, consisting of The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and The Return of the Jedi, remains highly controversial among fans.
  • Most viewers are particularly upset with the final film, citing questionable decisions about Rey's paternity and an unnecessary romantic storyline.
  • As Daisy Ridley admits, the controversy surrounding the movie that caused the fan backlash still bothers her to this day.

With great roles comes great responsibility. While those weren't the exact words that Uncle Ben said to Peter, we're sure that every actor who has approached the role of Spider-Man in the past has felt the exact same way.

Becoming part of the cast of something as big and as beloved as Star Wars, the MCU or the DC Universe is a path that can lead to many opportunities for a young actor. Those who get their big break in these franchises are almost always guaranteed to come out with a million dollar check and an army of fans on the other side.

However, there is always a chance that something could go horribly wrong. If a fanbase of that size rejects the actors instead of welcoming them on board, their mental health can fall victim to the constant online hate and criticism.

Star Wars' Daisy Ridley, who portrayed Rey Skywalker in the sequel trilogy, knows the struggle firsthand.

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Appearing on the Happy Sad Confused podcast and speaking with Josh Horowitz, Ridley shared her own thoughts and feelings about the controversial Star Wars trilogy she was a part of. As it turns out, even years after the films hit the big screen, the emotional response from fans still lingers in her mind:

“It’s still upsetting. You don’t want people to feel like you’ve not served the thing they’re a fan of. But [The Last Jedi] was so divisive… it felt like the first one everyone was responsive in the same way. The second, super divisive. The last one, super divisive. It didn’t change how I felt about it,” the actress said.

Even though there are some fans who enjoyed her performance, the majority believe that she was made to look bad by the writing of the trilogy. It's not just Ridley who was subjected to the waves of fandom hatred on social media. The entire cast, including Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, and John Boyega, have experienced the ugliest parts of pop culture obsession.

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Fortunately, more than four years after the release of The Rise of the Jedi and almost a full decade after the trilogy's first premiere, The Force Awakens, Ridley can reflect on those times with a smile on her face.

However, the same will probably never be true for the fandom that is still unhappy with the turn their favorite franchise has taken.

If you're ready to accept the change and give the sequel trilogy a second chance, you can stream The Force Awakens (2015), The Last Jedi (2017), and The Rise of Skywalker (2019) on Disney Plus.

Source: Happy Sad Confused