Much like the original Star Wars trilogy, this new trilogy of Star Wars films that focus on Rey,
"The energy of [The Last Jedi] is more relaxed, 'cause J.J.'s like 'ding ding ding' and energy forward and Rian's just, he's weirdly calm," Ridley confessed to ComicBook.com. "It's just nice having different energies giving different spins. In terms of the film, it's just new stuff. Like J.J., I think, teamed old with the new very, very well . Ryan's just teaming the old with the new and the new is just different and hopefully people will like that."
Entering the Star Wars saga can be an intimidating task for any actor, especially for someone like Daisy Ridley, as it was one of her first big roles. The actress recently shared that Abrams was quite candid with her after witnessing her first scenes in the saga.
"After the first take, he goes, 'Just a bit... wooden,' and then we carried on," Ridley confirmed with Elle. "But J.J. is the kind of person who before a scene says, 'Don't f*ck it up.' So he said, 'Just a bit wooden,' and I was like, 'Oh my God.' But it got better."
The scene in question involved Rey dismounting from her speeder while on Jakku, which might not have given her much opportunity to showcase her skills. Given the frankness of Abrams' direction, his comments could seem quite negative, but Ridley assures that wasn't entirely the case.
"It's only because that word 'wooden' is so loaded. But it was just tense," the actress pointed out. "And I thought, 'OK, loosen that sh*t right up and it'll get better.'"
One of the benefits of having multiple directors is it can result in all-new perspectives, with Johnson confirming his film won't mimic other installments in the franchise.
“It’s very interesting, the idea of the inescapable draw of
Fans can see Johnson's vision when The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 15.