The Last Jedi: Daisy Ridley Talks About Porgs and Snoke

We are less than a month away from The Last Jedi, mere weeks away from getting answers to most of the questions we’ve been asking since we last saw Rey reach out to Luke atop the mountains of Ahch-To in The Force Awakens. USA Today has released an interview with Daisy Ridley, in which she was asked about Rey’s thoughts on Porgs, Snoke, and more.



In the interview, USA Today Daisy dishes on everyone’s favorite new creatures, and the mysterious leader of the First Order as we enter the home stretch in our journey to The Last Jedi.





Daisy loves porgs. As a matter of fact she revealed that one of her favorite personal items is her porg toy! In regards to the film itself, Daisy did mention she enjoyed the fact that there were practical/tangible porg puppets on set, brought to life by the same crew who handled the physical versions of BB-8:


“It’s wonderful to be working around practical things on set that have such personality,” says Ridley



However her adoration for porgs is left to her personal toy and respect towards movie magic, as Rey appears to be all business in The Last Jedi, without any time to spend bonding with creatures, regardless of how cute they may be.


“Rey, honestly, is too wrapped up in her own journey to pay attention to porgs,” says Ridley. “Which is a sad thing.”





As we saw in the full trailer, it looks like Rey will be in Snoke’s throne room at some point in The Last Jedi, and from the shot we saw, it appears he is torturing her, perhaps getting inside her mind, like Kylo attempted and failed to do in The Force Awakens. She was able to resist Kylo, but we imagine Snoke is a bit too powerful for her at this point, and it sounds like Rey will be doing a lot of screaming while taking on the wrath of the First Order’s Supreme leader.



“It was painful. My throat hurt after that one. Snoke is one of those tests for Rey…and when I say testing, it’s the worst use of testing ever.”


Nothing we haven’t already surmised by what we’ve seen from him already, but Ridley goes on to paint her picture of Snoke, and it isn’t pleasant by any stretch of the imagination:



“He looks mental. Snoke is an evil guy, if you can call him a guy.”


Ridley was then asked about Kylo Ren and Luke, to which we don’t really learn anything new. In regards to Kylo Ren, Ridley gives us a generalization like an absolute pro:


“These are two people who represent two very different sides of life, good and evil. That’s going to be explored more in this.”



As far as Luke Skywalker, we have heard Daisy say Rey received a greeting she didn’t expect. Where she anticipates more of a warm welcome from the galaxy’s hero, she finds a man wanting nothing to do with her arrival initially, and as we expect, he just may be convinced to change his mind:


 “She thinks there’s going to be a warm welcome. But Luke went to this island to get away and he doesn’t want to be disturbed, (but Luke takes) a tremendous journey from the beginning of the relationship to ultimately where they end up in the film.”



Again this is nothing new, we have heard that Luke isn’t exactly welcoming at their first meeting.






The Last Jedi opens four weeks from tomorrow, while we won’t get them all, we imagine we’ll get some of the answers we’ve been seeking, while taking on all new questions to ponder over the next two years. It is almost here, we know you are as excited as we are!


Hit me up on Twitter @JohnnyHoey, let’s talk The Last Jedi! You know we will be on this week’s episode of The Resistance Broadcast @RBatSWNN!


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John Hoey is the Lead Editor and Senior Writer for Star Wars News Net and the host of The Resistance Broadcast podcast

"For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is."

John Hoey

John Hoey is the Lead Editor and Senior Writer for Star Wars News Net and the host of The Resistance Broadcast podcast"For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is."

28 thoughts on “The Last Jedi: Daisy Ridley Talks About Porgs and Snoke

  • November 15, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    The more I see the Snoke/Rey fight it just doesn’t make me believe that it’s a real thing that happens in the movie. It could be some sort of vision of the future, or a test like Vader in the cave on Dagobah. I imagine if The Empire Strikes Back was coming out in 2017, they would 100% include Luke fighting Vader in the cave and everyone would be looking forward to their showdown.

    • November 15, 2017 at 7:30 pm

      I wouldn’t call what we’ve seen a “fight.”

    • November 15, 2017 at 7:41 pm

      It just occurred to me as well that Rey’s confrontation with Snoke may turn out to be just a visionary experience. Is she really in a position to physically reach the super-antagonist, whereever his HQ is?

      Also, if she runs away from training with Luke to somehow confront Snoke, it is a VERY obvious re-hash of Luke himself leaving Yoda to confront Vader.

      Yet I hope they won’t go for a “just a dream” plot where a significant portion of the film is finally revealed to be nothing more than a Force vision Luke inflicts on Rey to “test” and humble her. That is a cheap cop-out.

      • November 15, 2017 at 9:27 pm

        Be prepared for a possible rehash.

        • November 15, 2017 at 10:17 pm

          Or Harrison Ford waking up next to Suzanne Pleschette in the final shot.

          • November 16, 2017 at 10:07 pm

            The Force Awakens never happened. It was all a force induced vision by Luke to ‘awaken’ Rey. Han is still alive and he has replaced Chewie with a porg.

    • November 15, 2017 at 9:30 pm

      I’m hoping she’s captured to be honest and the film ends with her in captivity. Fresh approach and all that, though it could be argued she would be in Han’s position at the end of ESB.

      • November 15, 2017 at 11:33 pm

        No matter what the films do, someone out there is going to say THIS IS JUST LIKE XYZ! RIP OFF! Star Wars has themes and familiar elements to it, always had, always will. Unless it is a literal shot for shot retelling of a scene where Rey gets put into carbonite and Kylo Ren says “I altered the deal, pray I don’t alter it any further”, I will enjoy the story.

        • November 16, 2017 at 12:00 am

          Totally agree on the themes, which is why I think twisting it so its Rey captured would be the best way to go. Gives the cliffhanger ending on a different level with our main protagonist trapped.

        • November 16, 2017 at 2:04 am

          It’s like poetry… it rhymes…

          • November 16, 2017 at 3:05 pm

            This is not fitting with reality.

            It wasn’t a bold risk. It was $4 billion. That’s actually a bargain. Pixar sold for more.

            Also, remember, Disney doesn’t create stories; Rian Johnson wrote this movie.

            As for risks, Rogue One was a huge risk and it paid off.

          • November 16, 2017 at 5:30 pm

            The OT is Star Wars though. The movies have to feel like Star Wars. That is what makes Star Wars Star Wars, if that makes any sense. They have taken plenty of risks and changes. They killed arguably the most beloved character in the history of the franchise. They are setting up something we have never seen, an entire galaxy with no sense of government and chaos. They are setting up a struggle between a son and his mother. They have force visions. Introduced new force powers. There is plenty of new with old themes in it. A Stormtrooper deflecting from the Empire/First Order. The narrative of Disney/Star Wars not taking risks is really old and played out.

          • November 16, 2017 at 6:37 pm

            That opens an interesting point: what makes Star Wars feel “Star Wars”? I could for instance imagine a story like Gladiator or Treasure Island working in the SW universe. To me Rogue One felt a wee bit off, no offense! Not adventurey enough… Any thoughts?

          • November 16, 2017 at 7:17 pm

            I think I have an easier time telling you what doesn’t feel like Star Wars than what does. The whale ships and Vampires in the comics I know doesn’t feel like Star Wars. A sense of adventure and romance and destiny are definitely elements of it. But its a tough question to answer to be honest.

  • November 15, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    Is there a baseball equivalent in the Star Wars universe? Because it looks like Rey’s at bat in that first pic.

  • November 15, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    “Porgs and Snoke” sounds like some kind of traditional Bavarian meat dish. “Would sir care for some garlic bread with your Porgs and Snoke?”.

  • November 15, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    I cannot blame her for liking the Porgs. Plenty of SWs fans will definitely sell their souls, I mean money, to get them. 🙂 As for Snoke, I do think she will see him in a vision. Or perhaps, get captured? As for her meeting Luke, I can see this being done well, due to how it is a meta commentary on expectations and our view on people that we admire.

    Luke Skywalker is undoubtly the greatest hero in the galaxy, having bested Vader and the Emperor. And it could reasonable to assume that Rey has some grandiose image of him, especially given how she thought he was a myth.

    Kind of like how there were plenty who wanted a more stable, heroic Luke Skywalker. Overall, I am looking forward to this. And am happy I snagged my opening day ticket. 🙂

    • November 16, 2017 at 3:03 pm

      “Plenty of SWs fans will definitely sell their souls, I mean money, to get them.”

      *eye roll*

  • November 16, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    Biggest crowd reaction when Luke lights up and takes someone out ?

    • November 16, 2017 at 2:45 pm

      If that someone is a porg – then definitely!!

  • November 16, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    I wonder if Rey gets captured in every episode….in the first one, it was Kylo, in the second Snow, in the third….a new villain perhaps? A female villain?

    • November 17, 2017 at 12:42 am

      “YOU BASTARDS!!!!”

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