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Daisy Ridley says Luke Skywalker is seriously “Cool” in Star Wars Episode VIII

March 2nd, 2016 by Irwin Fletcher Comments


Star Wars actress Daisy Ridley has revealed what it’s really like to work with Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill.

Speaking to MTV News on the Oscars red carpet (via Squareyed), she enthused about her second turn with the franchise, particularly the chance to finally interact with Luke Skywalker himself.

“Me and Mark have been rehearsing a lot, and it’s really amazing,” Ridley stated. “When we went back to Skellig to do the opening of [Episode] VIII, it was so crazy doing the same scene with a different crew of people. He’s amazing to rehearse with, and I’m very excited to be doing the rest of the stuff.”

“It’s such a good story,” she added. “Seriously. Luke is so cool in this one. Really.”

Ridley expressed a certain tongue-in-cheek disappointment that Episode 8 will not just be her and Hamill together; that’s something anyone would enjoy, surely.

Ridley’s words however, tease a strong narrative between Rey and Hamill in the upcoming movie. Star Wars: Episode VIII is set for UK release 15 December 2017.

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