Ever since Kelly Marie Tran was bullied off of social media, there has been an outcry about making the Star Wars fandom less toxic. Though we are aware of the toxicity, that doesn’t mean the problem hasn’t gone away yet.
Talking to GQ, Daisy Ridley opens up about one of the most unpleasant interactions she’s had with a fan. She says, “Some of the shit people have said to me about Star Wars you wouldn’t believe… I have had people say to me, ‘I mean, it wasn’t a great film, was it?’ I’m like, that’s just bad manners. That’s fuckin’ not nice.”
If anything, Ridley (and the rest of the TROS crew) is already prepared for people not to like Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. She says, “There are people that are never going to fuckin’ like it and there’s no other way around it… But I think people are going to feel like this was made with a lot of love and JJ worked really hard to tie up nine films. It’s impossible to make everyone happy.”
In my opinion, I think it’s great that Lucasfilm doesn’t let the fan outrage meddle with the way it proceeds with movies. If you recall, it was falling for these fan complaints that kind of “ruined” the DCEU. I guess Lucasfilm just got used to fan criticism after what happened with the Prequel Trilogy.
For now, you can catch Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker when it comes out Dec.20.