With reporting by Josh Horowitz.
Daisy Ridley has some bad news for you, Star Wars fans. Episode VIII is not just two hours of her and Mark Hamill staring at each other. It’s a damn travesty, we know. We can feel your disappointment all the way over here.
Don’t be too bummed, though. Ridley and Hamill still have plenty to do in Star Wars: Episode VIII as Rey and Luke Skywalker — and she’s really excited about it. (Is she excited because she gets to start her Jedi training?!)
“Me and Mark have been rehearsing a lot, and it’s really amazing,” Ridley told MTV News on the Oscars red carpet Sunday (February 28). “When we went back to Skellig to do the opening of [Episode] VIII, it was so crazy doing the same scene with a different crew of people. He’s amazing to rehearse with, and I’m very excited to be doing the rest of the stuff.”
“It’s such a good story,” Ridley added. “Seriously. Luke is so cool in this one. Really.”
WE ARE SO READY.