Daisy Ridley is the face of the Star Wars sequel trilogy, and it's no mystery that she feels a lot of pressure from playing Rey. As it turns out, after Star Wars Episode IX, Ridley will be done with Star Wars and says she doesn't want to play Rey in any future movies.
In her interview with the Rolling Stone, they write:
As far as Ridley is concerned, the future of Rey is pretty much set. She doesn't want to play the character after the next movie. "No," she says flatly. "For me, I didn't really know what I was signing on to. I hadn't read the script, but from what I could tell, it was really nice people involved, so I was just like, ‘Awesome.' Now I think I am even luckier than I knew then, to be part of something that feels so like coming home now."
When Ridley got the part, she had been warned by J.J. Abrams that she didn't know what she was getting herself into, and it looks like the pressure is on for Ridley. It has been said that she is getting help from a therapist just to handle her fame as the face of Rey.
Sure enough, Ridley couldn't be possibly ungrateful for getting the part. The Force Awakens has boosted her celebrity status significantly, and she probably has the movie to thank for being cast in a bunch of higher-note films. Then again, the issue with being cast in something as big as Star Wars is the type-casting. After Luke Skywalker, Mark Hamill had basically found fame with voice acting instead of good ‘ol movies.
Sure a lot of fans will be sad to see Ridley go, but hopefully she changes her mind at some point in the future. Catch her in Star Wars: The Last Jedi which comes out Dec. 15.