Daisy Ridley on filming Rise of Skywalker, looking back on TLJ’s throne room fight

Daisy Ridley gets another cover story, this one in British GQ, where she talks about adjusting to fame, filming The Rise of Skywalker and more.

She was able to find the light side even in the weightier moments. “There was this thing,” she says, laughing as she starts to recall. “JJ would ask us to do the scene without speaking, just to feel the emotional… whatever. He was like, ‘You never know what could come up.’ We did that a couple of times. Then it became a joke, because we would just wet ourselves laughing. I said to JJ, ‘You have to do a bloopers reel,’ because I couldn’t keep my shit together at all.”

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A Star Wars game show is coming to Disney+

Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge, hosted by Ahmed Best, will be a kid’s game show which sounds like something in the vein of Nickelodeon’s Legends of the Hidden Temple.

“The various challenges will test a Padawan’s connection to the Force in three locations — a forest planet, on board a Jedi star cruiser, and inside a Jedi temple — immersing them and the audience in a fun, humorous, and exciting competition,” said Lucasfilm’s senior director of Online Content & Programming, Mickey Capoferri.

Best will play a Jedi Master and be joined by a humanoid droid companion, voiced by Mary Holland.

Look for it on Disney+ in 2020.

We’ll learn about Finn’s origins in Rise of Skywalker (and other news)

The Rise of Skywalker (D23 sizzle)

The Rise of Skywalker will address Finn’s origins, J.J. Abrams tells Vanity Fair‘s Anthony Breznican. “I’m not saying we get full, exhaustive downloads on all of their childhoods and every major step that got them to where they are,” Abrams said. “But there are a lot of questions about Finn’s past, about Poe’s past, obviously Rey and Kylo, and then some of the new characters we meet.”

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Fan in hospice, son got to see Rise of Skywalker early (and other news)

A dying fan at Rowans Hospice in Hampshire, England was able to see The Rise of Skywalker with his young son.

The patient said in a statement, “I just want to say the biggest thank you to everyone that has helped to make this happen. During what is just a horrible situation to be in, you have helped to make some wonderful memories and bring some joy to my family.” They’re choosing to stay “safely anonymous,” thus the helmets.


John Boyega writes Oscar Isaac a letter:

As for where they might reunite, a live Q&A with The Rise of Skywalker cast is coming Monday, December 2. Head to Twitter to submit questions.

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