Daisy Ridley Says the Question of Rey’s Parents Will Be Answered


If you thought that Sith Lord answered this question in The Last Jedi that they were junk traders who sold Rey for alcohol, then you'll be surprised to know that it might not be the right answer.

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 12: Director J.J. Abrams (L) and Daisy Ridley (Rey) attend "The Rise of Skywalker" panel at the Star Wars Celebration at McCormick Place Convention Center on April 12, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois.

Ridley, whose casting in the lead role of Rey has sparked outrage from the misogynistic corners of "Star Wars" fandom, says she was not surprised "The Last Jedi" proved so divisive with diehard fans.

"This fight, we did, it was November, we had water being thrown at us, and I got a great deal of respect because I did not, I was 'I'm not gonna complain about the cold, I'm just not gonna do it (laughs)-so it was like a real thing of stamina", she explained. Daisy thinks so and I know the fans hope so. In that film, Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) told Rey that her parents were nobodies - just drunken space travelers who left her on a planet.

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'Genre-wise, it's different from the other two, which will become clear when the film comes out.

Ridley also spoke about the fan backlash to The Last Jedi and its treatment of original trilogy hero Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), revealing that she expected it. "It doesn't mean they were - ultimately, Rian's a filmmaker and one person can't dictate how a film is supposed to be - but freedom of expression, sure".

One of the motivating factors behind much of Rey's journey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens was her desire to stay on Jakku, despite her parents seemingly abandoning her there. In a previous interview with USA Today, Ridley said that the plot feels like "kids going on an adventure".

There are few movies we can think of that we're more excited about than the upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Many fans expected Rey's parents to be of significance to the "Star Wars" franchise, but Johnson shattered those expectations. I don't know what'll happen in however many years.