Daisy Ridley Allegedly Cried After Ex-Star Wars Director Colin Trevorrow Told Her Rey's Fate

We have no idea how the current Star Wars trilogy is going to end, mostly because the script is being entirely rewritten, but apparently Daisy Ridley knew how it was going to end once upon a time, and it made her weep. Colin Trevorrow was supposed to be the one to direct Star Wars: Episode IX once upon a time and former Saturday Night Live performer Bobby Moynihan, who had a role in Trevorrow's film Book of Henry, recently relayed a story in which he introduced the director to Daisy Ridley, leading to the director revealing his plans for Rey to her, and her alone. The results were a quite emotional Daisy Ridley. According to Moynihan...

I introduced him to Daisy Ridley at the SNL after-party, it was the first time they had met and saw a moment where she went, 'What happens to me?' And he went, 'Do you want to do this now?' And she said, 'Yeah,' and they went off into a corner of the bar and he whispered into her ear and she started crying.

While the conversation was clearly handled away from where anybody could hear what was said, it would seem that whatever Colin Trevorrow had planned made for a deeply emotional resolution to Rey's journey through the new trilogy. From what Bobby Moynihan tells Collider, it sounds like he just watched the two speak from afar, so he could watch Ridley's reaction while all he could do was wonder what it was Trevorrow was saying.

Of course, as epic as this moment likely was, as it stands now, we have no idea if that fate that was previously described to Dasiy Ridley is still what will happen to Rey in Star Wars: Episode IX. Colin Trevorrow is no longer attached to the project as he and Lucasfilm have "mutually chosen" to separate, at least according to the official statement. J.J. Abrams is now back to conclude the trilogy he started, and as part of the that, he's writing a new script with Justice League scribe Chris Terrio. It's possible that elements of Trevorrow's original plan could survive, though it should also be pointed out that the original plan for Episode IX was completed prior to Carrie Fisher's death, which likely impacted the final story in a big way.

Colin Trevorrow's complete vision is certainly something that we'll never get to see, even if parts of it become part of the new script, which is something Bobby Moynihan is frustrated about since he knows Trevorrow was very passionate about the franchise.

I was like, I'm witnessing Star Wars history right now. I remember being so amazed and feeling so wonderful and so happy for Colin because he's such a fan. I haven't spoken to him since the news came out that he's not doing it, but it kills me because I would've loved to see what he would have done with it I think he was very, very passionate.

Considering how Star Wars: The Last Jedi changed things, we really have no idea what sort of Episode IX we're going to get. That makes things exciting for many, but it will likely make a lot of fans very nervous, as just about anything could happen.

Dirk Libbey
Content Producer/Theme Park Beat

CinemaBlend’s resident theme park junkie and amateur Disney historian, Dirk began writing for CinemaBlend as a freelancer in 2015 before joining the site full-time in 2018. He has previously held positions as a Staff Writer and Games Editor, but has more recently transformed his true passion into his job as the head of the site's Theme Park section. He has previously done freelance work for various gaming and technology sites. Prior to starting his second career as a writer he worked for 12 years in sales for various companies within the consumer electronics industry. He has a degree in political science from the University of California, Davis.  Is an armchair Imagineer, Epcot Stan, Future Club 33 Member.