Daisy Ridley Shares What Made Her Want To Quit ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

One of the reasons Star Wars is considered one of the best movie franchises in cinema history is the characters. Each trilogy in the Star Wars saga always had a group of actors to help tell the story. The original trilogy launched the entire series with Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford. In the prequels, we relied on Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christiansen, and Natalie Portman. Today, the new trilogy focuses on a trio who are working towards the future of the saga which includes Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and Oscar Isaac.

However, we learned that Ridley who plays Rey in the new Star Wars movies (and, arguably, the most important character yet) was very close to quitting while filming her first movie. According to Comicbook.com, the actress shares about her experience while shooting Star Wars: The Force Awakens and opened up about her struggle with “Imposter Syndrome” before settling down to make the show.

She says, “It was pretty horrid. It was really scary. I felt just sick and I didn’t really know anyone yet. It takes me a really long time to settle down with people,” Ridley explained on the Happy Sad Confused podcast. “And I do remember being behind the speeder and there were loads of people there and somebody had an umbrella over me and even that, like, ‘Oh someone’s holding an umbrella over you? OK.’ And I remember thinking, ‘I can’t do it.’ Like I can’t do this, this is not right.”

After the release of The Force Awakens, there was a huge question revolving around who Rey’s parents were. Many fan theories have suggested she could either be the child of Obi-Wan Kenobi or Emperor Palpatine. While The Last Jedi made it seem that her parents do not matter, Ridley rebutted by claiming that The Rise of Skywalker will finally address this question once and for all.

“[Director J.J. Abrams] did say the question is answered,” Ridley said to USA Today. “So at the end of the film, you do know what the dealio is.”

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is coming to theaters on December 20th.