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Eunice Huthart on the Physical Demand of ‘The Rise of Skywalker’

Eunice Huthart’s first Star Wars stunt job was on The Rise of Skywalker, and she truly gave it every bit of effort and attention she could give, according to Film School Rejects.

“I felt obliged to give it every single ounce of my being. I fell in love with these films when I was just a kid, and I grew up on them. They were a part of my life, my growing up, my everything. I wouldn’t say there was more pressure here, but it was just more of a stronger ambition to make sure that I was delivering exactly what we wanted for these films.”

Eunice Huthart

Huthart was so thorough, she studied the old films to see how all the old characters moved. That included studying Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher for the flashback Jedi training scene in The Rise of Skywalker. “We wanted our stunt double to hold the same stances as they would. We wanted to pay homage and honor everything as much as we could.”

She wasn’t the only person who gave their all for the film’s stunts. Daisy Ridley and Adam Driver were put through the ringer to film the epic Death Star battle between Rey and Kylo Ren.

“Even though that scene is enhanced on a bigger scale, everything them actors endured was for real. We were on a pier, they were fighting, and they were getting hit with waves of water, plus wind and rain.”

Eunice Huthart

In fact, Huthart called it her “best day on set.” 

She spoke about the physical demands the actors had to meet off-screen as well “The actors are all on different diets. They got to watch their weight and their time scales. That means they eat differently to anybody else on the crew. Before the pier fight, I went to the caterers and said, ‘You got to up their calories for the next scene by at least a third every day.’”

Huthart said the actors were fed every two hours during the filming process due to the physical demands that had to be met. 

The hard work from Huthart, the actors, and the production teams absolutely paid off. Go give The Rise of Skywalker another watch, while keeping in mind the tremendous effort put forth, and you’ll gain a new appreciate for the last Skywalker film. 

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Jamie Binegar
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