Daisy Ridley and John Boyega on Star Wars: The Last Jedi
It has been a wild ride for Daisy Ridley and John Boyega since Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The two have starred alongside some of the best actors in Hollywood. They have become recognized all over the world as Rey and Finn. And now, no longer the rookies, they return to a galaxy far, far away as veterans of Star Wars.
When meeting John Boyega in Los Angeles at the press junket for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, he was fresh off of seeing the film the night before. I asked him what it was like to see it for the first time and if there were any surprises for audiences to expect. I also asked him about voicing his character in the Star Wars Battlefront II video game and killing fans online.
Shortly before the junket, Boyega appeared on The Tonight Show and was put on the spot by Daisy Ridley who told them to ask him to dance. So to return the favor, I asked him if there was something I should ask Daisy to do that might surprise her. Check out what he had to say in the video. I also chat with Daisy about what her favorite part about being Rey is, what her relationship with Luke is like, and most importantly, what her opinion on porgs is.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper) and continues the storylines introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, welcoming back cast members Mark Hamill, the late Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis. New cast members will include Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro, Academy Award nominee Laura Dern, and newcomer Kelly Marie Tran.
The sequel is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in regular and IMAX theaters on December 15, 2017.