J.J. Abrams is known for keeping the filming of his movies an absolute secret. From shipping container walls to leaking fake details, there is no end to what he will do to keep things a surprise. So, it is a bit of a shocker that the director ended up telling Daisy Ridley the ending of ‘Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker‘ in a public cafe where not only could people hear them, but it sounds like a few were listening as well.
While we would have all loved to be a fly on the wall for that conversation, it would appear that the original ending that had been pitched didn’t end up being filmed.
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According to Ridley:
“We were in a public, you know, cafe, and he fully told me the story start to finish. And he was speaking at a normal volume, and I was like, ‘people can hear us.’
But regardless, the story changed. So, he told me the thing, and then a few months later it changed.”
What is more surprising about this conversation is that no rumors popped up online about the ending of “The Skywalker Saga” and the current run of the “Star Wars” franchise due to this being overheard. As to if Ridley was happy with the ending:
“Yeah, it’s epic. It’s very exciting.
I wept. I was an embarrassment. I can’t remember a thing. Because everybody had to do like a wrap speech, and John [Boyega] wrapped just before me, and I was like, ‘oh, oh no…’ And then J.J. gave the mic to me, and that’s all I can remember.”
While fans have been torn on their reception to the latest trilogy, this sounds that at least the cast and the crew were moved with how things came to a close.
Are you at all surprised that J.J. Abrams would have been discussing the ending to a “Star Wars” film with Daisy Ridley in a public setting? Could this have been another ploy by the director to have the end of ‘Star Wars: Rise Of Skywalker’ be a secret hoping that the conversation would spark headlines? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Source: Comic Book