Rian Johnson & Daisy Ridley Talk Rey’s Family History With Entertainment Weekly
11 Aug. 2017

Rian Johnson & Daisy Ridley Talk Rey’s Family History With Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly continues their coverage on “The Last Jedi” with a topic that is on every”Star Wars” fan’s mind. Rey’s family history.

While their article of course doesn’t reveal much new info about Rey’s family, we do get to hear Rian Johnson and Daisy Ridely talk about how important that revelation will be for Rey in the film.

Here is what they told Entertainment Weekly:

“To me, it’s important insofar as it’s important to her,” Johnson says. “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.”

“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,” Daisy Ridley says.

“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.”

“What’s wonderful is it’s not so cut and dry, who’s good and who’s bad and that’s not me saying, ‘Oh, my God, some people are gonna go bad,’” Ridley says. “There’s always room for bad people to make good decisions and vice versa. Again, that could be nothing to do with your parents and it could be everything to do with your parents.”

Again nothing too huge reveled there, but that wont stop us fans from using those comments to speculate on just who her parents are further!

You can check out the full article on “Star Wars” family history over at Entertainment Weekly, where she might not be the only character we’ll learn more history about!

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