Daisy Ridley On The Heartbreaking Moment She Learned Carrie Fisher Had Died

So sad!

Daisy Ridley has revealed the heartbreaking moment she found out her Star Wars co-star Carrie Fisher had passed away following a heart attack on December 27, 2016.

In an interview with The Guardian, Ridley said, “I spoke to [my agent] Hylda, and went to the bathroom and wailed. Someone sweetly came up to me and asked if I wanted a refund for my ticket.

“I said, ‘No, I’m fine’ and then I wailed more, and then I had a parking ticket and was, like, this is all awful,” she added.

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While Fisher passed away before filming began on The Rise of Skywalker, she was able to appear in the movie thanks to old footage that hadn’t previously been used.

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Ridley spoke about how they were able to keep Fisher in the film, “Everyone is really happy with the way the footage has been used, even though it’s difficult to do and watch.”

She added, “Billie [Lourd, Carrie’s daughter] is in the film, and she says it was a way of working with her mum again. It’s one of those weird things where it’s as satisfying as can be, even amid all the trauma.”

According to The Metro, JJ Abrams, director of The Rise of Skywalker and The Force Awakens, said he believed Fisher would be happy with how the old footage was used, “Had Carrie been around, and it’s still impossible for me to believe she isn’t because we’ve been editing with her for about a year and she’s been very much alive with us in every scene.”

“We were able to, I think, do something that Carrie herself … would be happy with… She’s great in the movie, of course, and it’s still emotional and moving to think of her and how sad we all are she’s not sitting here with all of us.”

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The Star Wars Prequel References You Missed In 'The Mandalorian' Episode 5

Did you catch all these Easter eggs?

The Mandalorian episode five ‘The Gunslinger’ featured a bunch of references to the Star Wars prequel films that you might’ve missed when you first watched it.

The series has obviously been loaded with connections to various Star Wars movies and cartoons, but the latest episode has very strong references to all three of the prequel movies – particularly because it was based in Tatooine.

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We first saw Tatooine in A New Hope, but it’s where a lot of the action in The Phantom Menace took place as it was the home of Anakin Skywalker.

Fans would also recognise things like the Tusken Raiders and the Mos Eisley cantina where Luke and Obi-Wan first meet Han Solo and Chewbacca in the original trilogy.

When Mando first arrives in Tatooine, small repair droids approach his ship – fans may recognise these as DUM-series pit droids that were used for podracing.

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Mando meets a young inexperienced bounty hunter named Toro Calican at the cantina who asks him for help in hunting dangerous criminal Fennec Shand.

When we first see Calican he is seen lounging in the cantina, looking casual and cocky – and very much Han Solo-esque. Though we soon see he’s much more easily flustered than Han.

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The pair use speeder bikes to chase Shand across the desert – speeder bikes have of course been used in multiple Star Wars movies but this model is similar to the one Anakin used in Attack of the Clones.

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When Mando and Toro try to figure out how to get closer to Shand, Mando says, “She’s got the high ground,” a reference to Obi-Wan Kenobi’s famous line to Anakin before Anakin’s defeat.

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Later in the episode, Shand tries to convince Calican that bringing in Mando would give him greater glory and she says that she still has time to make her rendezvous in Mos Espa, a port city on Tatooine. Mos Espa is where Anakin and his mother lived in Phantom Menace.

With only three more episodes left in the first season of The Mandalorian, I just want to put it out there that episode five could have included far more Baby Yoda, am I right?

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