Rey the rapper!
Star Wars actress Daisy Ridley showed off her rhyming skills on Monday night’s episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, rapping a recap of all eight Star Wars movies ahead of The Rise of Skywalker‘s release next month.
Ridley, 27, began the rap by summarizing the plot of the original trilogy before moving on to the prequel trilogy and the first two movies of the most recent trilogy. As she rapped, host Jimmy Fallon stood next to her with illustrations of the various characters and scenes from the films.
“Said a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away / A guy named Vader tried to kidnap a rebel princess, Leia,” the actress began, recapping A New Hope. “So she employed a droid to record her a quick note / She said, ‘Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope.’”
Ridley continued: “Hyperspace zoom / Sent off some battle plans in an R2 / C-3PO saying they’re doomed / Until they’re bought by a farmer named Luke.”
After finishing the original first three movies, Ridley tackled the prequels which were released in the early millennium: “Back in the day / Little boy Anakin loved to pod race / Padmé escaped, Darth Maul went ape / The ending for Qui-Gon Jin wasn’t so great.”
However, as she wrapped up the prequels trilogy, the star realized she may have forgotten somebody — the infamously disliked character of Jar Jar Binks.
“I’m trying to think… Who’d I forget? What’s his name?” she rapped, as a clip of the character saying “Meesa called Jar Jar Binks!” played.
“Fast forward!” Fallon jokingly yelled.