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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.

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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. 

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Adjusted Score: 79138%
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: When it's discovered that the evil Emperor Palpatine did not die at the hands of Darth Vader, the rebels must... [More]
Directed By: J.J. Abrams

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