Ben Solo and Rey’s dynamic in the Sequel Trilogy was front and center throughout the first two films, but this was further amplified in The Rise of Skywalker. The gradual push and pull between the characters was evident in the first two films, but it’s a good thing that a resolution was made in the third installment to cement their relationship.
In a series of tweets, USA Today’s Sariah Wilson revealed several interesting tidbits about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker based on her chat with Daisy Ridley.
Ridley shared that the only two possible endings for The Rise of Skywalker were “kiss or no kiss,” unveiling that Ben Solo’s death was the “only thing that never changed from the beginning.”
In addition, the Star Wars actress also bared that there was no dialogue in the kiss scene “other than ‘Ben’ and her saying ‘No, no, no, no’ when he died.”
When clarifying to a fan if there was another version of the dialogue in the sequence, Wilson pointed out that Ridley would’ve told her if there was, citing the fact that the actress “did stop and think about it.”
Wilson also cleared up the “from the beginning” comment of Ridley, admitting that the actress didn’t specify but her best guess is from the beginning of The Rise of Skywalker “rather than the entire trilogy.”
In the original ending, there was no dialogue between Rey and Ben after the latter died. Ridley’s reveal that there was an alternate cut where lines are present clearly adds more emotional context to the scene. It was earlier confirmed that