Daisy Ridley Had a Fangirl Moment While Shooting with Billy Dee Williams for The Rise of Skywalker

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By Judith Anne Dela Cruz | More Articles MCU Enthusiast and Neil Gaiman Fanatic
November 27, 2019  01:49 PM


Star Wars fans are excited to see Billy Dee Williams make his way to the galaxy far, far away to reprise his role as Lando Calrissian in The Rise of Skywalker. And fans aren’t alone about getting really hyped for the actor’s return to the sequel trilogy. 

Speaking with Filmfabrik, Daisy Ridley talked about the difference between filming The Force Awakens and The Rise of Skywalker, preparing lightsaber battles, and the film’s overall story. At some point in the interview, the actress was asked whether she had a “perfect fangirl moment” while filming for Episode IX. Ridley almost immediately thought of an answer and revealed that it was “really cool” working with Billy Dee Williams and even mimicked the actor.



Ridley describing her fangirl moment means that Star Wars fans will get to see both Rey and Lando in the same scene in Episode IX, which I can tell, will be really epic.

Aside from that, the actress also admitted that she had fun filming with John Boyega, as well as with Oscar Isaac since they now have more scenes together in the film. 

The actress also described how working with Adam Driver as Kylo Ren was both “fun” and “terrifying” when it comes to shooting lightsaber fights. That being said, Ridley admits that she tries to be comfortable in doing so, and eventually thinking that he could take Kylo Ren down. She also recalled a scene where Driver hit her fingers with a lightsaber in the process, but Ridley admits that she is “proud” of herself for carrying on with the shoot.

Are you excited to see Billy Dee Williams in The Rise of Skywalker? Are you looking forward to seeing more scenes with Rey and Lando? Tell us in the comments below!

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker premieres December 20.

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Judith Anne Dela Cruz is a huge Star Wars fan, but a bigger MCU geek. If it's anything about time travel, superheroes, zombies, Norse mythology, space and the universe, end of the world, aliens--all things wacky, campy, impossible, and whimsical, she'll be all over it. She likes to jam to Queen, but EXO has a special place in her heart. Everything she loves, she shares with her six adorable dogs.
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