John Boyega and Daisy Ridley from Star Wars: The Force Awakens were featured in a piece on the BBC today. They cover the pressure and and sense of responsibility (or lack thereof) for their roles in the next Star Wars installment. They both feel a responsibility for their characters but seem somewhat resigned to whatever will be. I found the discussion about Ridley and the casting process to be pretty insightful:
DR: It was great, though John feels I slightly lied to him, because I was already cast and he couldn’t know that.
That confirms that Ridley was cast first.
DR: I couldn’t tell anyone [I had been cast as Rey] for three months, which was probably the most difficult – my friends are actors, and we were sat around talking about jobs and auditions. But then throughout the filming, there were 2,000 people at Pinewood and it was everyone’s secret. It feels wonderful, because everyone knows the reason we’re keeping it a secret is because we want people to watch the film and go, ‘Oh my gosh’.
Check out the full interview. In a sea of coverage, If found this one pretty cool.
Thanks to InternetUsrname for the heads-up!