We've all had Star Wars questions burning away at us ever since Star Wars: The Force Awakens ended, and those questions got thrust into overdrive after Star Wars: The Last Jedi was revealed to be the title of the next film. Josh Gad tried to get answers about the title straight from Daisy Ridley herself, but came up dry. Now he's putting her Non-Disclosure Agreement to the test with a revised strategy as he tries to get some big Star Wars questions answered. Check out his attempt below.
Josh Gad and Daisy Ridley are co-starring in the new Murder on the Orient Express, and Gad is using his hours of access to Ridley to grill her for answers to some big Star Wars questions. His last awkward attempt didn't work out too well, but this time he has a new draft of the "script" to help him. First telling her that's he's sorry for bothering her the first time, he now just wants to go over some notes director Kenneth Branagh made to an upcoming scene. In the "scene," Ridley's character tells Gad's that he isn't asking the right questions about the murderer on the Orient Express, the train that they're on right now. What he should be asking includes: who are Rey's parents? Is Rey a Jedi? Is Finn paralyzed from the waist down? Branagh notes that Ridley then "answers honestly" so Gad asks if she could do that for him now. Ridley understandably leaves.
These videos are great and they've all been in good fun. I suspect that Ridley knows he's going to ask her questions, but not how he'll do it, which adds to the fun of her reactions. The videos are also sneakily genius bits of promotion for both The Last Jedi and Murder on the Orient Express, which gives me hope that more of these are in the near future. It'd be real fun if they could get Branagh or some other cast members involved too.
In case you missed it the first time, here's Gad's first try at getting answers from an unamused Daisy Ridley.
Murder on the Orient Express is a remake of the 1974 film of the same name (based on the 1934 novel) in which a wealthy American is murdered on the most famous train in the world, and a renowned detective must find the culprit in a train full of suspects. The film is expected to hit theaters on November 22. There are far fewer story details for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which will continue the adventures of Rey, Finn and Luke Skywalker. The Last Jedi opens December 15.
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