Daisy Ridley has said she was “surprised” by the plotline in The Last Jedi.
The 25-year-old actor will reprise her role of Rey in the latest chapter in the Star Wars franchise. The movie, which was directed by Rian Johnson, is set to be released in cinemas on December 14.
Appearing on Good Morning America, Ridley said: “I was more surprised with this one because there’s a few storylines that [are] sort of coming together and connecting.
“Rey is trying to find out about herself and about the universe and those questions don’t entirely fall to the good nor do they fall entirely to the bad,” she continued. “She’s trying to do her own personal growth.”
As ABC News reports, her co-star Mark Hamill also said he was shocked by the film’s direction. “It was as shocking to me to read what Rian had written as I’m sure it will be for the audience.”
Elsewhere, Ridley said she was “more proficient with a lightsaber” in the upcoming movie. “I never really trained before the first one and the second one I was training for a year,” she said. “So I had more stamina and I felt really strong.”
She also discussed working with Hamill, who plays Luke Skywalker, calling the experience “wonderful”.
“It was wonderful because obviously I was very lucky to be able to work with Harrison [Ford] and Carrie [Fisher], and when I worked with Mark for the first time, we went for dinner with his family,” she said. “And then we had time for rehearsals and we’re shooting with him a lot, which was really amazing.”