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MASHABLE – In honor of the DVD release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the galaxy’s most famous scavenger, Rey — a.k.a. actress Daisy Ridley — answered fan questions on Facebook about her experience with the film and how it changed her life.

Here’s the best stuff we learned:

This is her favorite thing about Rey
“I like best that Rey is very hopeful,” Ridley said. “Even though she’s been alone for such a long time, and even though the journey is quite difficult, she just keeps going, and she’s just trying to do the right thing.

And it’s funny because when people talk about her being a hero and everything, in my mind that’s never what she was, because she’s just trying to carry on and help the people around her.”

Who was the biggest troublemaker on set?
The Star Wars team was a big, loving family. And though they didn’t lean toward playing pranks, there was still someone there causing a stir: Gary Fisher, a.k.a. Carrie Fisher’s French bulldog.

“Always around, getting in people’s way, causing a ruckus,” Ridley said. “Adam Driver jumps out at people and shouts things; that’s terrifying. But pranks…no, just fun.”

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GAMESPOT – Appearing today on a Facebook livestream, Star Wars actress Daisy Ridley, who played Rey in The Force Awakens, was asked to compare her experiences filming the 2015 blockbuster and the currently-in-production Episode VIII. The actress said they are two different animals–for a number of reasons. She also mentions she’s not sure just yet if she’ll even be in Episode IX.

“They are two very different things,” she said. “Episode VII was like the beginning of the whole thing, and it was terrifying and incredibly rewarding, and I felt like I pushed myself beyond boundaries I thought I had. And now [on Episode VIII], I feel more together and I feel more present.”

Given the strong reaction to Rey, Ridley says she now sees herself as the “custodian” of the character.

“Now [on Episode VIII], I look at things and think, ‘How are people going to react to that’ because of the way that people have responded to Rey. [Princess Leia actress Carrie Fisher] calls herself the custodian of Leia. And now I feel like the custodian of Rey.

“I understand what people loved in Episode VII and so I feel like I’m carrying that responsibility with me, which is nice because I feel like I’m more part of it.”

Overall, Ridley said she couldn’t say which movie, Episode VII or Episode VIII, she’s enjoyed making more. Instead, she sees the overall new trilogy–spanning Episodes VII through IX, as an “incredible journey.” Also, interestingly, she said she’s not completely sure that she will be in Episode IX.

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Daisy Ridley is live now.

Posté par Star Wars sur lundi 4 avril 2016

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We’re hosting a live Facebook Q&A with Daisy Ridley, the actress behind Star Wars’ newest Force phenom! Submit your questions now and join us on Monday, April 4th!

Posté par Star Wars sur jeudi 31 mars 2016

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Thanks to BuzzFeed, we have a first look at Daisy’s audition for ‘The Force Awakens’ with more behind the scenes footage!

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