Ava DuVernay advised J.J. Abrams on the final Star Wars: The Force Awakens lightsaber battle

While JJ Abrams’ vision for Star Wars was well received globally, the director revealed he sought the help of a fellow director during the intense hero vs villain battle between Rey and Kylo Ren.  Ava DuVernay suggested to Abrams that he include an intense close up of actress Daisy Ridley’s face and Abrams reshot the scene after the advice.

Date: October 20 2016

Source: http://www.ew.com/article/2016/10/20/ava-duvernay-jj-abrams-star-wars-force-awakens-lightsaber-battle?iid=sr-link2