Star Wars: Daisy Ridley Kept Dark Rey’s Ring From The Rise Of Skywalker – Exclusive

Star Wars: Daisy Ridley Kept Dark Rey’s Ring From The Rise Of Skywalker – Exclusive

By Ben Travis Posted 12 days ago

Among the most intriguing things that have been hinted at so far in the Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker trailers is the glimpse of Dark Rey. Does it mean a surprise turn to the Dark Side for the Sequel Trilogy hero? Is she a vision? A possession? We have a few weeks left until we’ll find out exactly how she factors into Episode IX – but what we do know is that Daisy Ridley took a little bit of Dark Rey home with her when shooting ended. Speaking to Empire for the new Rise Of Skywalker issue, the actor revealed she not only took home her regular Rey costume at the end of production, but also swiped Dark Rey’s jewellery.

“You don’t see it, but Dark Rey may perhaps be wearing a ring,” she says. “So I was like, ‘Awesome’ – I had something that means nothing to anyone, that wasn’t there on that filming moment. But I’m like, ‘That’s fucking cool’. It’s red and chunky and I like it. I did choose the ring. And there was nothing really in it except I just liked it.”

Inside the magazine, on sale now and available to order online here, you’ll find brand new images and insights from Episode IX, and all-new interviews with Sequel Trilogy stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, and Kelly Marie Tran, the legendary Anthony Daniels and Billy Dee Williams, franchise newcomers Naomi Ackie and Keri Russell, and writer-director J.J. Abrams and co-writer Chris Terrio. Plus, the issue also comes with a bonus Skywalker Saga magazine – the ultimate celebration of the nine-film epic, with fresh interviews, features, archival material, and more – and a Dark Rey art card, illustrated exclusively for Empire by Rory Kurtz.

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