Daisy Ridley Knows Who Rey's Parents Are, But Isn't Sure She's a Jedi

Monday, 11 April 2016 - 12:23PM
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Monday, 11 April 2016 - 12:23PM
Daisy Ridley Knows Who Rey's Parents Are, But Isn't Sure She's a Jedi
Ever since the first (and awesome) trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story came out, there have been renewed rumors about Rey's parentage, particularly that Felicity Jones' Jyn Erso will turn out to be Rey's ancestor. The timeline seems to work well enough, but this would be a little too predictable, so luckily, Daisy Ridley seemed to dispel this rumor at the MTV Movie Awards:
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"I'm not being funny you guys, but just because she's white and got brown hair… it doesn't mean she's my mom," Ridley told MTV News.
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That being said, Daisy Ridley does, in fact, know who Rey's parents are. She says that it didn't really inform her performance in The Force Awakens, which could be a hint, but is probably just contractually obligated vagueness:

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"I think the amazing thing about [Episode VII] is that Finn and Rey don't come from anywhere, and they find a place," said Ridley. "So to me, it's funny that people think it's so important because I don't really think it is."
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It only makes sense that Ridley would know Rey's parentage at this point, but Ridley's most intriguing revelation was that she doesn't know whether Rey is a Jedi or not:

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"I don't know if I am a Jedi… I don't think I am," she said. "We've had this debate as to whether Leia is because she uses her Force powers. Just because she's not like, oh I'm going on an adventure like Luke doesn't make her any less Forceful."
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Personally, I hope that Rey is a Jedi, if only because we need more female Jedi Knights (they are canon in the expanded universe, but haven't been featured prominently in any of the movies). What do you think?

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on December 16, while Episode VIII comes out on December 15, 2017.
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