Joking about it last night on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, the actress – who plays Rey – revealed what she hoped was a joke made by her father on the set of The Last Jedi. The team was in Ireland filming the scenes that pick-up directly from the end of The Force Awakens when Ridley Snr was introduced to Hamill.

“He likes [Star Wars],” Ridley said of her parent. “He came to the set.

“He came to Ireland when we were sort of re-doing the end bit for the beginning of The Last Jedi.”

When asked if her dad met Hamill, she added: “Yeah… I don’t know if he was joking, but he did say, ‘who do you play then?’”

As Fallon cringed, Ridley laughed and added: “He must have been [joking].”

The host also asked about the influence of the late Carrie Fisher.

“I think it was a lead by example thing,” Ridley said. “Carrie just never shrunk from what it is, what she was… everything.


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