Daisy Ridley, who plays the titular role in the newest trilogy of Star Wars films, has denied that she wants to give up the role of Rey at the end of the current series.

She is set up to be in the next two movies, following the Skywalker storyline. She explained that when she did sign up ‘I did sign up for three films and that’s where I sort of saw the story ending’.

‘I think everyone has perhaps taken that as me going, ‘I don’t want anything to do with it’ which is vastly untrue because this is awesome.’

She said it was meaningful that Rey features as the leading female in a series of films produced by a major firm. Walt Disney Studios has produced the last two movies, Rogue One and The Force Awakens. Ridley also praised director JJ Abrams for bringing the character on screen in the first place.

Earlier in the year, it was announced that JJ would direct the last movie in the series, Episode IX, which is expected to be released in December 2019.

‘JJ has always put brilliant females in his things,” Ridley said. ‘So, I think it was wonderful and then the fact it came from a big studio says a lot too, and I think there’s a big change already.’

‘Obviously, there’s still a long way to go.’

And like, if producers and comedians and actors could stop harassing the space women are trying so hard to get into as well, that would be great.