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Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac revealed the parting gifts that J.J. Abrams gave to them at the end of their work on the Skywalker Saga and faced off in a Family Feud-style game during Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday night.
The three actors joined Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker director Abrams, along with fellow actors Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, Kerri Russell, Kelly Marie Tran and Naomi Ackie on Kimmel’s special Wednesday show, which ABC called “Jimmy Live After Darth: A Star Wars Special.”
When asked about parting gifts, Ridley said Abrams offered her a retrofitted mask of her (and his) favorite The Great British Bake-Off contestant, whom she declined to name. Kimmel then noted that Boyega had received a Spider-Man stormtrooper helmet, which he figured was the “only one in existence.” Oscar Isaac said he got a “box of Oscar Isaac chocolates.”
Sensing a flatness to Isaac’s tone about his gift, Abrams later joked, “They were molded, they were handmade.” Kimmel then pointed out that Abrams granting Isaac’s brother, friend and uncle cameos in the latest galactic installment was a good gift as well.
Later on in the show, Williams, Daniels, Russell, Tran and Ackie came to the stage, at which point Tran revealed that her parents were invited to the Rise of Skywalker premiere but canceled at the last minute. “My dad said, ‘Your mom has a doctor’s appointment she can’t reschedule.’ I think it’s honestly a regular checkup,” she said.
Russell, formerly the star of Abrams’ show Felicity, discussed the differences in her experience on the WB series and Star Wars. Abrams is, she said, “exactly the same as he was 20 years ago on Felicity. He’s endlessly capable, excited and funny, and that’s who he is.”
Williams added, “And he looks good in blue.”
At other points in the show, Kimmel enlisted the stars to answer children’s questions in a segment called “Tot Quiz: Rise of Skywalker Edition” and to play a Family Feud-style game in “Force Family Feud.” On the latter, the cast members, joined by Chewbacca, were divided into the “Walkerskys” and the “Vadersteins” and answered questions including “What’s the worst body part to have chopped off by a lightsaber?”; “Besides Yoda, name something else that starts with ‘Yo'”; and “Which Star Wars character would make the worst roommate?”
Watch the children’s questions and Family Feud-style game segments below.
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