For all the Star Wars fans out there who couldn’t WAIT for the next Star Wars film. It’s finally here, the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Last Jedi! It was one heck of a red carpet event too…and talk about a ‘Rey’ of light!
Daisy Ridley was stunning to say the least at the Star Wars: The Last Jedi world premiere. The red carpet event took place in Hollywood at the Shrine Auditorium on Saturday night!
Daisy, 25, who plays ‘Rey’, donned a midnight blue strapless sequin floor-length gown which with white star detailing. She showcased her skirt’s tassel detailing as she twirled on the red carpet in her strappy metallic heels.
The English-born beauty spent lots of time walking up and down the red carpet, posing for pictures and signing autographs for the enraptured fans for the flick which hits theatres on Friday December 15.
According to Daily Mail, ‘Rey’ was chatting on the carpet, as she drew parallels with her own character and that of her favorite childhood film, Matilda.
‘She’s yet yet to master the trick of making things float, like a water jug,’ she laughed.
‘She was like six, imagine her as an adult!’ she said joking that Mark Hamill might make a good teacher for Roald Dahl’s obviously Force-sensitive protagonist.
She also spoke about fangirling when she first met co-Laura Dern for the first, singing her name in John Williams’ Jurassic Park theme.
‘I was talking about my inability to be social normal when I meet people, I was so embarrassed,’ she recalled. ‘Normally she would have called security, but she was with he daughter, she thought it was cool.’
Of course, the amazing Stormtroopers were on hand to keep the peace, as well as, the droids BB-8, R2-D2, and BB-9E. And you could not miss the quartet of Elite Praetorian Guards stationed around the auditorium.
Then of course, in addition to ‘Rey’ was her on-screen mentor Mark Hamill, who plays Luke Skywalker.
The 66-year-old promised that his role in The Last Jedi was ‘at least twice as big’ as his part in The Force Awakens.
‘I do more than rotate and remove my hood,’ he promised.
Asked to reveal something about the super-secretive movie, he replied: ‘It’s the longest one.’
‘But it doesn’t feel long,’ he added, comparing the 152 minutes it to the lengthy ‘The Godfather’, which left him stunned by — and oblivious to — the running length.
‘It keeps the audience engaged,’ he insisted. ‘I think the run time is warranted.’
Hamill also praised the fans of the franchise, many of whom had once again turned out en masse to witness the premiere.
‘They’re just amazing, so kind and passionate, they support you through thick and thin,’ he said ‘Their enthusiasm is so infectious.
These incredible stories have moved them, inspired them, got them through tough times, like illnesses… it’s amazing.’
John Boyega, who plays ex-Stormtrooper Finn, almost missed the premiere, having had his flight from Atlanta delayed due to snowy weather.
‘I almost didn’t make it,’ he said. ‘Luckily, Poe Dameron is the best pilot in the galaxy.’
Boyega’s earlier tweets prompted a flurry of Star Wars jokes and memes online, including one from a fan who suggested Harrison Ford fly him to the premiere.
Finn finished The Force Awakens in a coma, having been on the receiving end of a Kylo Ren lightsaber beating.
‘Finn got destroyed in the last film, so he has to decide which side he’s fighting on,’ he said. ‘But whichever it is he will be pretty bad ass.’
Speaking of ‘bad ass’ ….for all you Star Wars fans…you will just have to wait until December 15th to catch Star Wars: The Last Jedi in theaters near you!
May the force be with you!