The Americans star Keri Russell is one of the new cast members for this December’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and now she’s revealed more details about the sci-fi film. Specifically, she told The Associated Press that the script made her emotional.
“When I read his script that [write-director JJ Abrams] wrote I cried,” she said. “I mean who knows what it will turn out to be and I hope it remains true to what he originally wanted.”
According to Russell, Abrams is the right person to direct Episode 9 because he “really respects what it is” and “he’s not trying to change it to be something else.”
Russell plays a new character named Zorri Bliss who wears a helmet. Russell was excited about that. “I was like, ‘That is my dream job. I can see everyone. No one can see me. Hello. Amazing!'”
The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters on December 20. It stars Daisy Ridley as Rey, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, John Boyega as Finn, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux, Mark Hamill as Luke, and Billy Dee Williams as Lando. For more, check out the movie’s first trailer and everything we know about Star Wars Episode IX.
The Rise of Skywalker is said to be the final entry in the Skywalker Saga that began all the way back in 1977 with the original movie, so it seems so momentous–and emotional–events might happen.
In addition to The Rise of Skywalker, a new live-action TV show The Mandalorian will be available on the streaming service Disney+ when it launches on November 12.