Possibly the biggest question to emerge after Star Wars: The Force Awakens landed in theatres was who the hell is Rey? Is she a Skywalker? A Kenobi? Everyone seems to have a theory, but this December we’ll find out when Star Wars: The Last Jedi is released.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Rian Johnson and Daisy Ridley revealed that Rey’s parentage will be exposed in The Last Jedi, but it might not be what we expect, and it might not matter at all.
See what Johnson had to say below:
“To me, it’s important insofar as it’s important to her. And I think it’s important to her in terms of what is her place in all of this? What’s going to define her in this story? She was told in the last movie that the answer’s not in the past; it’s looking forward. But she’s showing up on this island to talk to this hero from the past. You can be told [‘the answer’s not in the past’], but I think she still has a lingering hope that she’s going to find the thing that’s going to say: This is where you belong. This is where you are. I think she still holds onto the thought that where she comes from will help define where she’s going.”
Daisy Ridley also sat down with Entertainment Weekly but states that Rey’s family doesn’t impact who she is and who she will become.
“You can always look for answers and that doesn’t mean that the rest of your life is so easy. It’s not like, oh, I know who my parents are so now everything falls into shape, especially in the Star Wars world.”
Ridley goes on to say that while the discovery of her parentage won’t change her future, it is necessary for the character to look forward.
“Yes, it would potentially change her mind, or at least give her a little bit more peace in moving forward. But ultimately what’s coming is coming, and whatever abilities she has are there. So, personally, I think it’s less important than even she may think.”
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