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Things We Saw Today: Daisy Ridley Is Happy With How Rey’s Journey Ended, Even If We’re Not

Plus Batwoman, Cowboy Bebop, and more!

Rey looks over her shoulder in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker left fans deeply divided over the end of the new trilogy. But one person who doesn’t have any issues with how their journey wrapped up is apparently Rey Skywalker herself, Daisy Ridley. In an interview with IGN, Ridley was asked whether she would return for a Rey-centric series on Disney+. She responded,

“I think for me the beauty of Episode IX is it ends with such hope and such potential. I just feel like that was Rey’s perfect ending. The big battle was in Episodes VII, VIII, and IX,” Ridley said. “I think really she’s probably running around the forest somewhere having a great time [following the events of The Rise of Skywalker].”

She continued, “I feel totally, totally satisfied with how that story finished. I just don’t know what else she could do that I didn’t have to do. Also, there are so many amazing characters in Star Wars, that it’s sort of an amazing thing. I was watching the new episode of Mandalorian, and it’s just like the places it can go beyond even where it is now is so exciting.”

Ridley also weighed in on the baby Yoda eggtroversy, saying “Oh, cancel culture, … Look, Mando’s gotta eat, Yoda’s got to get strong. That’s just that,” adding, “No, I’m like, ‘Yoda, do your thing.’ The creature [Frog Lady] got to be where she needed to be with the eggs. It’s all good. It was beautiful.”

(via IGN, image: Lucasfilm)

Here are some other things we saw today:

  • Steve Kornacki was named as one of People’s sexiest men alive, and we can’t help but agree. More like Steve Kor-snacki, am I right? (via The Hill)
  • Journalist Wajahat Ali tried reaching out to Trump voters, and no surprise it did not go well. (via New York Times)
  • The Alan Dean Foster/Disney dispute rages on, with #DisneyMustPay trending. (via SFWA)
  • Godmothered is giving us major Enchanted feels and we’re here for it:

  • 12 million people will lose unemployment benefits unless the tired husk of Mitch McConnell does something. (via NPR)
  • This is awesome!

  • Yes it is, Javicia!

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Chelsea was born and raised in New Orleans, which explains her affinity for cheesy grits and Britney Spears. An pop culture journalist since 2012, her work has appeared on Autostraddle, AfterEllen, and more. Her beats include queer popular culture, film, television, republican clownery, and the unwavering belief that 'The Long Kiss Goodnight' is the greatest movie ever made. She currently resides in sunny Los Angeles, with her husband, 2 sons, and one poorly behaved rescue dog. She is a former roller derby girl and a black belt in Judo, so she is not to be trifled with. She loves the word “Jewess” and wishes more people used it to describe her.