Transcript for Daisy Ridley talks about spending time with Carrie Fisher on the set of 'The Force Awakens'
we have an exciting guest from the galaxy far, far away. She's back as rey in "Star wars: The last jedi," the most anticipated blockbuster of the year. Please welcome Daisy Ridley. ??? Hello. Hi, welcome. Thank you. Hello. How are you? Great. Hello. Mwah. How are you? Hi, everyone. What were you saying about a dream? You dream that way? Dry ice. That was always my dream to come out in a load of dry ice. Now my dream -- There you go. I bet a lot of your dreams are coming true with everything happening and well deserved with as talented as you are. Thank you. Now, everybody is all excited. Yes. But we hear your dad's more of a trekkie. What? What as they? No, he is a big supporter of me. He wasn't always like a "Star wars" person. He watched it because I'm in it but he talks about when it's mainly me, that's the -- Also on the set of "The force awakens" you didn't know how to drive back then. I did my theory test for driving and I was driving around in a buggy a lot of the time which actually was illegal to. Maybe I shouldn't say that. They kept telling me to stop. Yeah. What did you learn this time on set? Any new skills? Any new skills? I think I'm more proficient with a lightsaber. I'd say that's a good thing. Ooh. Look at it there. That's just like a little teaser. No, it was cause I never really trained before the first one and the second one I was training for like the year that I was sort of off so I had more -- what's the word, stamina and I felt -- And you have an important relationship with mark Hamill and a really cool friendship with him. Tell us about that. It was wonderful because obviously I was very lucky to be able to work with Harrison and Carre a Carrie and when I worked with mark the first time I was really sick and we had time for rehearsals and we're shooting with him a lot. Your dad had no clue who he was. No, my dad said who do you play then? Oh, no. I don't know if he was joking or not. It was only us in Ireland and I was like, who is he, dad? Who is he? Luke Skywalker. Let's look ahead if you can. Yes. Any chance rey goes to the dark side? Ooh. George, that's a great question. I love that. You're pretty good at this thing. Do you know, I think the thing about this film it's not so -- the lines are less clear as to like good and bad, 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's trying to do her own personal growth and I think what's amazing is the end of the film, however that does end it's more rich because you can't -- if it's always good the outcome isn't as important as it might be if -- you know. Great tease. Yeah. A moment ago you alluded to Carrie talking about Carrie fisher and her final appearance and understand she gave you pep talks before. She was just really kind. I think Harrison, her and mark all very much lead by example so it wasn't like a sit-down of -- it wasn't like a sit-down of this is what you need to do and this is how it's going to be. She was just always very kind and the first one in the clip you can see we're always dancing together. This one we were always singing together. She's just lovely. She took good care of me, yeah. Speaking of co-stars, Josh gad your co-star in "Murderer on the orient express." I heard he was always fishing for "Star wars" spoiler. I didn't know he was a "Star wars" fan and doing the videos. I was like, yeah, these are fun and asking like quite specific things, oh, okay. Then he came in and ah, there it is. He knew everything about the movies but Judi Dench, you had to teach her quite a bit. It was like there was some -- we did a few with her literally crying with laughter. Like I thought there's no way I'll get through. She was saying midi-claw. Like how do I pronounce this? Her grandson knew. It was brilliant. Did you teach her ow to speak wookie? We didn't go that far. She put her scarf up and no one told her and we were like you literally look like a jedi knight. I don't know if you heard the news over in your neck of the woods about a little engagement. No. Harry, of course, engaged to Meghan Markle. What was it like having he and William on the set. It was really funny. It was great because it was so surreal. It's surreal anyway taking people around a set that's sort of your home because it's weird suddenly being the outsider being like, this is it and then that's the prince. Of England. They're really, really nice, also really tall which was the most surprising thing. Really tall. Yeah. They were lovely. And big "Star wars" fans. Yeah. Like they knew mother than Ju dichlt -- Judi. I hear you didn't like your performance in the first movie. No. Why? Everybody loved you. What do you mean? I don't know if it's ever nice watching yourself. Like I like the film, the film I was like, great but obviously it's very weird and we had spent six months filming then it was like over a year later it came out so it's all these weird sort of memories then actually seeing the thing you did. It's -- it's really -- What's great about live we never have to watch ourselves. Even this one, I watched it last week. Yeah, yeah. Do you watch any of your movies? Well, I watched "Murder on the orient express" at the premiere and I was like and then sort of takes a little while to process but it was nice too because it was very much a group thing and did see "The last jedi" a couple of weeks ago. And, again, I was like, I can't watch this. But, you know. Surprised -- do you sort of know everything, obviously you're not shooting all your scenes together. I was more surprised with this one because there's like -- there's a few story lines that sort of coming together and -- Can we imagine a bitter tease. She was more surprised than the last one? You threw out four or five great teasers. I didn't know I was doing it. And my man brought his lightsaber ready to go. "Star wars: The last jedi" hits theaters Friday, December
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