Daisy Jazz Isobel Ridley is an English actress. Born in Westminster and brought up in Maida Vale, Ridley trained in drama at the Tring Park School for the Performing Arts. She began acting in minor guest roles on television and in short films, making her film debut in the independent horror film Scrawl.
Here are 20 things we learned from the film's cast and crew when they came to the UK for This Week 's European premiere.John Boyega with Oscar Isaac in Star Wars : The Rise of Skywalker
"I've been doing so much travelling so I'm just staying home with family," said the Peckham native, who admitted to being "knackered" at Wednesday's premiere in London.
"It was really fun to read in The Script this window into his past that's maybe a little darker than people had imagined," said the US actor.
"Threepio has been a bit lost in the recent movies, but here JJ [Abrams] and [co-writer] Chris Terrio just brought him back to life," said the 73-year-old. "I have a purpose!"Anthony Daniels at the new film's European premiere
5) Joonas Suotomo, the Finnish ex-basketball player who now plays Chewbacca the Wookiee, wanted to do right by his predecessor,
"Peter created a Character who was very memorable," he told the BBC. "I wanted to do it justice from the get-go, finishing off what he started. "
"I never expected to resurface but here I Am ," he said, insisting his evil emperor's "brain is sharper than ever".Richard E Grant enjoyed playing another malevolent villain
"I was a drama student in 1977 when [The First Star Wars film] came out, and if you'd told me then 42 years later I'd be in The Final instalment of it I'd have thought you were completely insane," he said.
"We had footage we didn't use in The Force Awakens that we incorporated into this film," he Explained . "We wrote around and shot around what we had already filmed so we were able to include Leia in The Movie . "Ridley was a virtual unknown when she was cast as scavenger Rey
"I was like, let's get Finn back in there with Rey and give her some support, and Poe too," said the 27-year-old.
"It can be difficult to watch yourself on screen because you pick up on all the missed opportunities," he said. "It's not possible to be objective. "Driver again brandishes a three-beam lightsaber as Kylo Ren
"It was like being on an episode of Blue Peter , where droids would be pulled along with string or there were mirrors making the optical illusions," he revealed.
15) Of all the many characters in the Star Wars universe, Chewbacca is Bob Iger's favourite.
"I've always been a Chewie fan," he revealed. "I don't understand a word he's saying, but he always makes me laugh. "
16) Joonas Suotomo's hairy Chewbecca costume can get "quite hot", especially when filming scenes in Jordan's Wadi Rum valley.
17) Filming in Jordan was also a trial for Anthony Daniels , who spent the film encased, as always, in a shiny robot suit.
"The problem were the sandstorms which pierced right through my costume," he shuddered. "It was savage, but it all looks good in The Movie . "
"If that happens you've probably got to look at yourself, you know what I mean?" he told the BBC. "For me it's same old, same old. "
19) Oscar Isaac pays little attention to critics,
"Some criticism is interesting, but for The Most part it just feels like a lot of noise from people who don't actually create anything," he said.
20) Disney are releasing The Rise of Skywalker with a health warning,
Cinemagoers are being advised that the film "contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy".
Additional reporting by Brenda Emmanus and Colin Paterson .
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