Video Interviews

J.J. Abrams, Daisy Ridley, and The Rise of Skywalker Cast On Their Star Wars Legacy

Plus, John Boyega is forced to choose a Star Wars BFF; Keri Russell talks helmet acting; and Kelly Marie Tran, Naomi Ackie, and cast sum up Baby Yoda... in one word.

by | December 10, 2019 | Comments

As we gear up for the epic conclusion of the Skywalker Saga, Rotten Tomatoes correspondent Mark Ellis sat down with The Force Awakens and The Rise of Skywalker director J.J. Abrams and the cast of the new film to talk legacies, Carrie Fisher, trilogy highlights, and – of course – Baby Yoda. It was the day after the stars had seen the film for the very first time, and their enthusiasm for what they’d witnessed was palpable. Here, Abrams discusses what he hopes his trilogy has given fans; Keri Russell salutes Abrams and dishes on what it’s like to act behind an iconic Star Wars helmet; and Daisy Ridley pays tribute to Carrie Fisher, a pop culture pioneer. Plus, John Boyega, Kelly Marie Tran, Naomi Ackie, Joonas Suotamo, and Anthony Daniels reflect on their favorite moments from their time in the Star Wars universe.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is in theaters December 20, 2019. 

Adjusted Score: 73.396%
Critics Consensus: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker suffers from a frustrating lack of imagination, but concludes this beloved saga with fan-focused devotion.
Synopsis: The battle between the Jedi and the Sith comes to a thrilling conclusion in this final chapter of the Skywalker... [More]
Directed By: J.J. Abrams

Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.

Tag Cloud

Film spain spanish language Academy Awards Hulu American Society of Cinematographers mutant scary movies italian Mudbound TCA Winter 2020 unscripted streaming CNN Star Wars boxing composers Nominations GoT movies Nat Geo australia 45 social media Mystery Certified Fresh stop motion Premiere Dates Reality Competition latino TCA 2017 news travel a nightmare on elm street asian-american National Geographic foreign BBC cooking Pride Month Thanksgiving miniseries HBO Max HBO Go Rocketman Video Games thriller chucky directors Comedy crime thriller Martial Arts satire series El Rey Western stoner Peacock FXX mission: impossible diversity Sundance Now die hard Animation Sundance TV Alien Creative Arts Emmys Paramount crime drama MCU ghosts screen actors guild Film Festival Pop Dark Horse Comics Cosplay Classic Film Box Office Adult Swim BBC One casting Lifetime Christmas movies Bravo Shudder Super Bowl Trailer Holidays dragons Musical PlayStation transformers psychological thriller black sequel WGN Mary poppins Election cancelled 21st Century Fox Music MTV BAFTA ID festivals Reality Mindy Kaling adventure BET Opinion Biopics fresh Binge Guide Infographic Rock Crunchyroll Awards jamie lee curtis AMC stand-up comedy cults crossover breaking bad book YouTube Red TCM Sony Pictures CBS History christmas movies police drama Trophy Talk adaptation Epix Summer Marvel Studios Marathons Black History Month FX Marvel james bond Disney Plus GLAAD Drama 007 Travel Channel Superheroe Sneak Peek remakes Song of Ice and Fire IFC Baby Yoda documentaries comic books indie Acorn TV Television Critics Association 2019 franchise toronto talk show Universal Extras The Purge cancelled television DGA finale strong female leads Pop TV CMT documentary batman joker concert VH1 ratings Logo dark space quibi IFC Films hollywood cats Freeform Masterpiece Shondaland robots canceled TV shows Starz comiccon Chilling Adventures of Sabrina TV historical drama Fantasy 20th Century Fox TruTV Teen Trivia nature Britbox criterion romance french festival zero dark thirty dogs 2018 Red Carpet See It Skip It Esquire classics venice toy story psycho The Walking Dead archives video anthology scorecard Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Country biography TLC name the review Netflix Christmas movies ABC Family Warner Bros. critics anime rotten boxoffice Calendar San Diego Comic-Con TCA The CW docudrama Schedule BBC America cops Podcast 2015 halloween based on movie Mary Tyler Moore animated President Syfy DirecTV zombies Food Network cars Rom-Com Anna Paquin blaxploitation Disney Channel Ovation 2016 politics Arrowverse FOX Fall TV best laika Pet Sematary Marvel Television 2020 ABC Spike movie Character Guide First Look all-time Amazon Prime Stephen King worst movies hist crime canceled sequels video on demand werewolf facebook 71st Emmy Awards rt archives Vudu Apple Funimation nbcuniversal Paramount Network Amazon Prime Video Polls and Games cartoon Hallmark medical drama Awards Tour Turner Apple TV Plus Ellie Kemper SXSW comic Tomatazos tv talk NBC TIFF 99% Watching Series dramedy Lionsgate zombie rotten movies we love Avengers New York Comic Con spinoff universal monsters Ghostbusters child's play TBS superhero deadpool nfl free movies discovery mockumentary reboot sitcom Horror indiana jones OWN Family TV renewals theme song CW Seed Turner Classic Movies RT History Apple TV+ Tarantino television Valentine's Day NYCC E3 Elton John DC Comics SundanceTV First Reviews blockbuster Winners war Pirates fast and furious Disney+ Disney Plus renewed TV shows disaster Rocky Grammys VICE game of thrones award winner football 24 frames cinemax Fox Searchlight Crackle Comic Book Comics on TV TCA Awards Fox News X-Men independent Nickelodeon Hallmark Christmas movies Netflix A&E LGBTQ The Academy technology CBS All Access Showtime USA worst harry potter kids YouTube spanish Women's History Month 2017 vampires Endgame Spring TV 4/20 Tubi VOD revenge 72 Emmy Awards Spectrum Originals Television Academy TNT Sundance slashers A24 USA Network what to watch Holiday Walt Disney Pictures Christmas Cartoon Network Captain marvel DC streaming service TV Land Lucasfilm YouTube Premium period drama ITV Sci-Fi doctor who Emmy Nominations cancelled TV shows hispanic Set visit Comedy Central Tumblr Disney streaming service halloween tv MSNBC comics Chernobyl versus BET Awards Superheroes Interview Writers Guild of America science fiction Emmys emmy awards dceu cancelled TV series ESPN romantic comedy PBS spy thriller japanese supernatural Toys Winter TV golden globes south america Heroines sag awards binge GIFs parents Quiz twilight game show sports Brie Larson films OneApp Amazon Studios children's TV HBO Kids & Family witnail FX on Hulu justice league Columbia Pictures serial killer Pixar Cannes Mary Poppins Returns richard e. Grant reviews Best and Worst Action The Arrangement political drama Lifetime comedies elevated horror true crime Black Mirror Discovery Channel SDCC Disney Hear Us Out DC Universe Countdown Amazon Musicals dc Oscars aliens PaleyFest The Witch green book obituary LGBT APB Star Trek natural history Photos screenings teaser singing competition Year in Review E! spider-man RT21 WarnerMedia YA