- “Saturday Night Live” alum Bobby Moynihan said he witnessed a fascinating interaction between former “Episode IX” director Colin Trevorrow and Daisy Ridley, who plays Rey in the saga.
- Ridley wanted to know from Trevorrow what happens to Rey in the final movie of the trilogy.
- It led to Ridley crying, according to Moynihan.
Director Colin Trevorrow has left the “Star Wars” saga, but not before he left a strong impression on Daisy Ridley.
The “Jurassic World” director was supposed to be the director of the next movie in the saga, “Episode IX,” which would close out the current trilogy. But last September it was announced that he and Lucasfilm decided to “mutually” part ways. J.J. Abrams, who directed “The Force Awakens,” has taken over.
But the questions about how much of Trevorrow’s plot will stay in the movie will only increase after a new revelation from “Saturday Night Live” alum Bobby Moynihan.
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The comic was on Collider’s “Jedi Council Podcast” and shared a moment he witnessed between Trevorrow and Ridley:
“I was in ‘The Book of Henry,’ the movie that Colin Trevorrow directed, and we talked about [“Star Wars”] a great deal. We’re both big fans, one of the reasons why I think he put me in the movie was because we hit it off talking about that,” Moynihan said. “I introduced him to Daisy Ridley at the ‘SNL’ after-party, it was the first time they had met. I saw a moment where she said, ‘What happens to me?’ And he said, ‘Do you want to do this now?’ And she said, ‘Yeah,’ and they went off into a corner of the bar and he whispered it into her ear and she started crying.”
“I was like, I’m witnessing ‘Star Wars’ history right now,” Moynihan continued on the podcast. “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 because he was very passionate about it.”
Now we wait to see if Trevorrow, Ridley, or Abrams will reveal if Rey’s fate that made Ridley cry is still in the movie.
Listen to Moynihan tell the story below: