EXCLUSIVE: Daisy Ridley Reveals the Toughest 'Star Wars' Secret to Keep, Talks Harrison Ford's 'Poignant' Final Day

by John Boone 12:30 PM PST, March 03, 2016
Playing EXCLUSIVE: Daisy Ridley Reveals the Toughest 'Star Wars' Secret to Keep, Talks Harrison Ford's 'Poignant' Final Day

Daisy Ridley has no more secrets to keep, now that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is out.

Well, the actress, who debuted as Rey in Episode VII, has many years of knowing classified intel ahead of her as the trilogy continues, but she is now finally able to talk about the toughest secret she had to keep on The Force Awakens.

"The thing I found funniest is that I was the child," Ridley told ET. "People were so presumptuous, like, 'You're Han Solo's daughter!' And in my head I'm like, 'How do you know? Have you seen the movie?' Clearly not, because I wasn't. That was a funny one."

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Still, the 23-year-old actress says it "wasn't that difficult" to keep her lips zipped when it came to Star Wars spoilers.

"We were keeping this wonderful magic alive. And it paid off!" she exclaimed. "Because people were like, 'Oh my god! It's so cool!' I didn't know what was going to happen."

In the end, the movie's biggest secret was -- SPOILER WARNING -- that Han Solo (Harrison Ford) meets his demise, seemingly ending Ford's involvement with the franchise. So, what was it like on the actor's last day playing the iconic character?

"I remember going in the day he and Adam [Driver] were doing that scene and there was a real somberness in the air," Ridley recalled. "It was very strange and poignant. But the last day he made a great speech, and it was really nice because he's really great at speeches."

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"He really put into words what we were all thinking," she continued. "There was a huge amount of appreciation. I think he -- I don't want to speak for him -- but I think he enjoyed it maybe, not more than he thought he would, but it was so enjoyable, the whole thing. And I think that took people by surprise."

You can relive Han Solo's final moments and all of Star Wars: The Force Awakens when it hits DVD and Blu-Ray on April 5 and digital HD on April 1.

Meanwhile, shooting has officially commenced on Episode VIII. Check out the very first footage from the sequel, featuring Rey and Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker: