The First Rave 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' Reaction Comes From a Teary-Eyed Richard E. Grant

Richard E. Grant continues to be the gift that keeps on giving. The Oscar-nominated Can You Ever Forgive Me? actor was the best part of this year’s awards season, unable to hold back his joy at sharing the campaign trail with 2018’s most acclaimed actors and actresses and tearing up upon meeting his idol, Barbra Streisand. Now Grant is bringing his brand of pure joy to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, in which he stars as Allegiant General Pryde.

You see, Grant really loves The Rise of Skywalker. Like, really loves it. He loves it so much that he apparently broke Disney’s strict social media embargo for it and posted an emotional video reaction, in which he praised the J.J. Abrams-directed film as a “resurrection of the Spirit” with tears in his eyes. We don’t deserve you, Richard E. Grant.

The cast of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker got a special early screening of the highly anticipated Star Wars film before its premiere this week. And while the rest of the cast has kept their mouths shut, Richard E. Grant just couldn’t contain how much he loved the movie.

“Just seen the 1st cast screening of @starwars #THE RISE OF SKYWALKER. What it achieves, weaves & resolves, is a total emotional meltdown & resurrection of the Spirit,” Grant wrote in the caption of his tweet, which also contained a video of the actor visibly in tears over the film.

For now the video has remained up, but we can probably expect Disney security to crack down and get Grant to remove it at some point. But in the meantime, we can count this as The Rise of Skywalker‘s first rave review, which bodes well for the film’s strong but lower-than-expected box office tracking.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker opens in theaters on December 20, 2019.

The surviving Resistance faces the First Order once more as Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron’s journey continues. With the power and knowledge of generations behind them, the final battle commences.

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