A new Star Wars: The Last Jedi featurette has recently been released, and it showcased the training star, Daisy Ridley enduring to nail her performance as Rey.
In this video, many stars are seen training real hard and there might be a few mild “The Last Jedi” spoilers in the descriptions of what they are training for. Ridley describes how far she has come. “Physically, I never really have to push myself that hard, and stamina was, you’re like, ‘Oh my god!'” Ridley said. ” It’s like a psychological thing, knowing you can do more and more and more.”
Director Rian Johnson’s description reveals how Rey comes to be swinging the lightsaber in the previews for Episode XIII. “Daisy is training for a scene where she is on the island, and she has a moment to herself when she is practicing with her staff,” Johnson said. “And then she realizes, ‘Why am I training with this staff? I have look Skywalker’s lightsaber in my satchel.'”
Captain Phasma actress, Gwendoline Christie is pushing herself for battle scenes which are very difficult due to her suit. “This is the hardest physical thing I’ve done yet,” Christie said. “The suit can be very restrictive just to move in, just to walk in. You do the move, and you think, ‘Gosh, it is lunch time yet?'”
Boyega comes in with what might be a huge spoiler as well, and he says that the battle is a moment where “Finn and Phasma end up face to face.”
Kylo Ren is no exception to this training. Adam Driver is seen training for battle scenes in the upcoming movie. “It’s just rigorous, in a great way,” Driver said.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 16, 2017.