May the Fourth Came Early for ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Fans — Daisy Ridley Appeared as a Guest Judge on the Reality Series

The force is strong with this RuPaul’s Drag Race judge. Just in time for May 4, aptly nicknamed “Star Wars Day” by fans, Daisy Ridley joined the judge’s panel on this Emmy award-winning reality competition series. Here’s what fans had to say about this Jedi and her love for the season 12 contestants

This article contains spoilers from the most recent episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Read at your own risk, Squirrel Friends! 

Lightsaber? I don’t even know her!

In the Star Wars universe, she’s one of the most powerful Jedis left, fighting against the First Order. She can lift rocks, save her friends, and still defend herself against the powers of the dark side. Outside of portraying Rey in movies like The Rise of Skywalker, Daisy Ridley is a fan of Drag Race just like everybody else.

After much anticipation, this actress finally made her debut on the judge’s panel for this reality competition series. She was joined by Ross Matthews, Michelle Visage, and of course, RuPaul herself. (Daisy Ridley shared that she even had a chance to walk into the Werk Room. We have one thing to say: yes, queen. Work.)

Daisy Ridley of 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker'
Daisy Ridley of ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ | WIktor Szymanowicz/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Daisy Ridley went backstage for ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked’

As with a few of the judges already on the series, Daisy Ridley went backstage to talk with the contestants and their drag daughters for RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked. There, she touched upon her portrayal of Rey in the Star Wars sequel trilogy and her appreciation for the drag performers on this series. 

Other guest judges already highlighted during season 12 includes Nicki Minaj, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Jeff Goldblum, Robyn, and Chaka Khan. Reportedly, Whoppi Goldberg will make an appearance in the next episode of the series. Until then, Star Wars and Drag Race fans look forward to new content premiering on May 4.

Fans reacted to the latest episode of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’

This episode comes only a few days for May the Fourth, a huge holiday for Star Wars fans across the galaxy. In fact, this year, plenty of Star Wars-related content premieres on Disney’s streaming platform. That includes the last film in the Skywalker Saga, The Rise of Skywalker, and the original series Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian. 

Of course, some fans of Daisy Ridley/Rey and RuPaul’s Drag Race have been dreaming of this crossover. Viewers took to social media, sharing their love for this actress.  One Twitter user said, “Daisy Ridley saying Gigi was ‘Goode’ but wasn’t wow is an all-season mood. No disrespect to Gigi’s talent.”

“I live for Daisy Ridley’s facial expressions from last night’s episode of Drag Race,” another Twitter user said.

“This week’s Drag Race episode was so ICONIC!!!!! The superfans looked amazing, Crystal’s look had me gagging, Hi Daisy Ridley. So good,” another Twitter user said. 

New episodes of RuPaul’s Drag Race premiere on a weekly basis on VH1. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, premieres on Disney’s streaming platform, titled Disney+ on May 4.