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“The same could be said for the clunky, boxy, beat-up speeder parked nearby. If the battered, rusty vehicle had a redeeming feature, it was the over-and-under twin engines. Since one or another tended to flare out and die at any given moment, their utility stemmed more from their redundancy than from any ability to supply speed or maneuverability. After fastening her acquisitions to the transport, she climbed into the driver’s seat. For an anxious moment it seemed as if neither engine would ignite. Then one, and finally the other, roared to life. That was her life, Rey reflected: a succession of anxious moments, interrupted only by the novelty of occasional panic. All part and parcel of trying to survive on a backwater world as harsh and unforgiving as Jakku.”

The thing that has carried on with me the whole way through this is, Why me? And I don’t know. I honestly don’t. But when you are doing a job and people believe in you and they listen to what you say and they care about how you feel—I felt like I became the best version of myself on set. When I’m playing Rey, it just feels right. It feels…fucking amazing. When I’m her, I’m like, ‘Yeah, I got this.’