Last week, Daisy Ridley said some choice words regarding her desire (or lack thereof) to return to the Star Wars franchise as Rey beyond 2019’s Star Wars: Episode IX.
Here is what she said in her interview with Rolling Stone when asked if she’d be up for returning:
“No, no, no. I am really, really excited to do the third thing and round it out, because ultimately, what I was signing on to was three films. So in my head, it’s three films. I think it will feel like the right time to round it out.”
Of course, many outlets (including us) saw that as her pretty bluntly saying that, as of now, she had no interest in playing Rey again once the trilogy was finished. Well, it sounds like she’s singing a different tune.
Speaking with CinemaBlend, Ridley clarified her statement, saying:
“That was end of a very long day, at the end of a very long shoot. It was pouring down rain in Montreal. We were talking about where the trilogy was going and… all I said was as far as I was concerned, when I signed on, I was signing onto VII, VIII and IX.”
It’s a predictable response to her statement. In the past, actor Daniel Craig has said much worse things to the same effect regarding his coming back to play James Bond, and look where he is now (playing James Bond again).
In short, don’t rule out the possibility of her coming back when Lucasfilm needs her. That being said, with the new trilogy on the horizon from Rian Johnson, it could very well be another eight or so years before she’ll need to come back. As such, she may be more than ready when that time comes.
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