Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker might be the final film in the Skywalker Saga but it still wasn't safe from backlash. Sadly, all the negative fan reactions have weighed heavily on one of the film's lead actors. Daisy Ridley has just admitted that the Episode IX backlash has been difficult to deal with.
Ridley was recently a guest on the DragCastpodcast where she opened up about working on the Star Wars sequel trilogy. Interestingly, the Ophelia actress revealed that the response of the fandom has affected her greatly.
"It's changed film by film honestly, like 98% it's so amazing, this last film it was really tricky. January was not that nice," Ridley said. She then added that "it was weird" and she was somehow alienated by the backlash
"I felt like all of this love that we'd sort of been shown the first time around, I was like 'Where's the love gone?' I watched the documentary, the making-of, this week, and it's so filled with love; and I think it's that tricky thing of when you're part of something that is so filled with love and then people...You know, everyone's entitled to not like something but it feels like it's changed slightly," Ridley said. "I think in general that's because social media and what have you."
It's interesting to note that Ridley understood that not everyone would like The Rise of Skywalker but also pointed out how social media may have affected fan reaction. Either way, it's safe to say that the Star Wars films have truly changed her life.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is currently available on digital.