One Last Jedi Scene Was Painful For Star Wars' Daisy Ridley To Shoot

Rey screaming Star Wars: The Last jedi

The trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi shows us that Rey will be going through quite a lot in the new film. However, it seems that the movie itself was fairly hard on Daisy Ridley too, including one scene that left her in pain. Specifically, that pain was in her throat, as the sequence that shows Rey being tortured by Supreme Leader Snoke had her screaming so much it left her hoarse. According to Ridley...

It was painful. My throat hurt after that one... Snoke is one of those tests for Rey. And when I say testing, it's the worst use of testing ever. He looks mental. Snoke is an evil guy, if you can call him a guy.

One assumes that the scene, which shows Rey being apparently held in mid-air while screaming in pain, required multiple takes, and thus had Daisy Ridley screaming for quite some time. Exactly how Rey ends up in the presence of Supreme Leader Snoke, and what he's trying to get out of her, is unclear, but Daisy Ridley calls it a "test." It could be a test from Snoke to see what Rey is capable of, or it could be a test in the broader sense, as the way that Rey responds could help determine the sort of person she becomes. The trailer clearly wants us to believe that Rey could turn to the Dark Side in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and whether or not she does, there's a pretty good chance she will be tempted. We get the words "fulfill your destiny" over this moment in the trailer, and while it's always possible this is all out of context, if the line and the torture are related, it would seem that Snoke sees something specific for Rey in the future. Check out the scene in the trailer below.

Of course, there's another interesting bit of information in the quote, as Daisy Ridley, makes a passing comment to USA Today (opens in new tab) that Supreme Leader Snoke may not be "a guy." Exactly what Snoke is, is far from clear, as is this comment. Ridley could just be saying that Snoke isn't human, which wouldn't be that hard to believe, it's not like there's a shortage of aliens in the world of Star Wars. Of course, she could also be saying that he is something beyond even that.

The trailer gave us our first look at Supreme Leader Snoke in a non-massive projection form, and since we'll finally get to see the real him, we'll likely learn more than a little more about exactly who and/or what he is. We're now just about a month away from Star Wars: The Last Jedi. You can still pre-order tickets (opens in new tab) if you haven't done so yet.

Dirk Libbey
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