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Here’s why ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ star Daisy Ridley says Rey is missing Han Solo, ‘worried’ about Finn

By in Press Enterprise on December 5, 2017

By Rob Lowman

With less than 2 weeks until the opening “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” Disney and Lucasfilm have kept the film tightly under wraps.

Castmembers got to see it last week, but the press won’t see director Rian Johnson’s film until Dec. 9 and are embargoed from reviewing it until the 12th. The official description of the movie is “an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.”

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Still, despite the director and cast being extremely guarded about the film, we gleaned information about it from the press day for “The Last Jedi.”

Here’s the first:

Many of the character’s who were together in “The Force Awakens” won’t have as much screen time together in the new film.

Daisy Ridley, who plays the trilogy’s heroine Rey, says she was taken by the fact that many of the characters of “Force” are off on their own adventures.

At the end of “Force,” we see Rey arriving with R2-D2 on the planet where Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) has been hiding out. While either of them could be the “Last Jedi” of the title, it’s expected that, like in “The Empire Strikes Back” where Yoda trained Luke to become a Jedi knight, Luke will train Rey.

John Boyega in Star Wars: The Last Jedi (courtesy of Walt Disney Studios)

Hamill was coy about this. But when asked if his character would miss Harrison’s Ford’s Han Solo, who was killed at the end of “The Force Awakens,” John Boyega, who plays Rey’s pal Finn, indicated he would have other things on his mind.

“Rey is off training. She’s got stuff to do,” says Boyega. “Finn’s got stuff to do. I can’t think about Han at the moment.”

Ridley looked at it differently. She had earlier […]    

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