Daisy Ridley doesn't see herself as main Star Wars hero

'Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker' actress Daisy Ridley doesn't see Rey as the "main hero" of the saga.

Daisy Ridley doesn't see herself as main Star Wars hero

Daisy Ridley doesn't think she's "the hero" of 'Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker'.

The 27-year-old actress has played Rey throughout the new trilogy - which will conclude with the Skywalker saga's ninth and final instalment this month - and despite taking the lead alongside the likes of John Boyega (Finn), she suggested it's much more of a team effort.

Asked how playing the "main hero" has changed her sense of the world, she told Variety: "I would say I haven't played the hero because I think that 'Star Wars' is a group of heroes all working together.

"But in terms of being part of that [phenomenon], it makes the world smaller in a way, being in something that unites people is easy access to entering a space.

"And especially when we're promoting the film, you go to different countries, and everyone has a similar reaction, a similar expectation. It makes everything more accessible."

Ridley admitted she finds her own character relatable, as they have both been thrust into the middle of a huge saga and been left having to figure out what it all means.

She added: "I can relate, and that is why I've had to make myself feel part of things, because otherwise you just felt like, 'Why am I here? Why did they choose me? What is going on?'

"And then it gets to a point where you think, 'Well, it's not normal, but it's my normal.' So I've stopped trying to apologise for doing this because I know how lucky I am.

"I'm having a great time. Before, I was like, 'Oh, I don't want to be like, 'This is best thing ever!'' But it is really great."

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