One of the biggest discussion points among fans after 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens was the mystery of Rey’s parentage. Is it Luke? How about Obi-Wan? She’s a clone of Anakin! Now, these were all theories we heard over the course of the year, but Ridley thinks it was more obvious.
The actress was asked about the secret, and this is what she had to say:
“I thought a lot was answered in The Force Awakens. Then after the screening I went for a drink with my agent and everyone, and we were chatting away and I realized that oh, in their minds it’s not answered at all!”
She then talked about the enthusiasm among fans about the character’s backstory:
“I’d love to see the look on people’s faces, but with answers come more questions, and there’s definitely going to be enough to keep people going for another two years!”
Who do you think Rey’s father is? Sound off in the comments below with your theories!
Star Wars: Episode 8 hits theaters on December 15, 2017.