Star Wars is one of the hottest topics right now, with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story right around the corner, and the aftermath of The Force Awakens still being felt. The upcoming 3D Blu-Ray release of the film includes deleted scenes, and featurettes and also a detailed audio commentary by Abrams himself.
One specific part of that commentary has been released by Yahoo Movies, and that part includes an interesting bit. Abrams reveals that one specific shot during the big lightsaber battle between Rey and Kylo was suggested by filmmaker Ava DuVernay. Abrams says
“I showed an early cut to my friend Ava DuVernay, and she had a bunch of great suggestions. One of them was she really wanted to see Daisy, in her attack on Ren, have one really cool moment”
He also explains that one of the most well known parts of the movie wasn’t In the original cut. When Rey summons the power of the force to win her battle against Kylo.
“Take this moment of hearing the Force and thinking about what Maz had told her about closing her eyes and letting it in. And so she has this incredibly internal moment that is extended in movie time where she basically feels it, accepts it, and is now ready to kick his ass.”
You can see the full clip here