Before J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy unveiled the latest trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ at Star Wars Celebration, the world was introduced to the new trio of heroes that will take a galaxy far, far away by storm later this year. John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, and Oscar Isaac took the stage and discussed their experiences of joining this beloved franchise. While they spoke, the audience in attendance and those watching the livestream saw some new looks at Finn, Rey, and Poe Dameron. Now, while we don’t get to find out more information about Ridley’s character, we do have some previously unreleased images featuring the scavenger from Jakku.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly following the recent ‘Star Wars’ gathering in Anaheim, Ridley spoke about how she got into acting, her strange connection to ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’, and the big coming out party for her and her castmates at the con. Naturally, she couldn’t say much about ‘Episode VII’, but she did reveal her favorite shooting location:
“Weirdly enough, probably Abu Dhabi, even though it was so hot, it was like you literally can’t imagine that heat. The feeling of stepping onto a real set for the first time, it genuinely was a baptism of fire. To see creatures walking around and speeders chilling in the sand, that was amazing, and because I was shooting there, it was like everything had built up to that moment. So a few days in, I was like, OK. I’m getting my groove now.”
Accompanying this interview were a few new pictures of Ridley on that set in Abu Dhabi. First, we see the relatively unknown British actress as Rey with the lovable droid BB-8. Then, we get a behind the scenes shot of director Abrams with star as she stands on what looks like the leg of a fallen AT-AT. You can check out both pictures below:
While these new pictures aren’t exactly revelatory, it is cool to see more of the mysterious Rey, who has only been described so far as a desert rat and a scavenger. As the film’s release date approaches, I’m sure that we’ll learn more, but until then, what do you think of the latest look at Daisy Ridley in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’? Let us know in the comments.
‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ starring John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker hits theaters on December 18, 2015.