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Daisy Ridley Has Had a Lack of Job Offers After Star Wars

August 29, 2020 | Posted by Joseph Lee
Star Wars Rise of Skywalker Daisy Ridley Rey, Colin Trevorrow

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Daisy Ridley revealed that she hasn’t had a lot of job offers after finishing production on her final Star Wars film, The Rise of Skywalker. Here are highlights:

On the months after finishing Star Wars: “It was so sad to finish [Star Wars]. When the film was released, I was like, ‘Oh my God.’ It was such a huge chapter. And, weirdly, the past few months of not having much… Obviously now it’s really nice to be working, but not having much [at the time] I feel like I processed the last five years. To be forced to slow down, it was good mentally for me because [Star Wars was] a big thing in my life. Weirdly, at the beginning of the year nothing was coming through,” she continues. “I was like, ‘Aww! No one wants to employ me.’ There were actually loads of things that I auditioned for at the beginning of the year and didn’t get any of them.”

On how she reacted to her lack of offers: “I had that moment of ‘Oh my god!’ and then just thought ‘everything in its right time.'”

On an upcoming project: “There’s one thing that I’m gonna do that’s super f—ing dark. I was like, ‘Do we need something this dark?’ But it’s also really interesting and about memory and everything’s a bit fragmented. I definitely feel like what I wanna watch and I guess be part of is something with some joy. That’s what people need.”

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