In a recent interview with Josh Gad, Star Wars lead Daisy Ridley revealed they toyed with the idea of Rey’s parentage being tied to Obi-Wan Kenobi.
As soon as Star Wars: The Force Awakens arrived in theaters, fans have constantly debated who Daisy Ridley’s Rey would be connected to by the end of the trilogy. But after a new interview with the star herself, it seems the producers of the franchise weren’t sure who to connect her to. Most recently Ridley’s co-star John Boyega called Disney out for mishandling Finn in the trilogy. But according to the actress behind Rey, the studio nearly tied her to legendary Jedi master, Obi-Wan Kenobi.
During her interview with Josh Gad on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Star Wars lead Daisy Ridley opened up about Rey’s heritage, pointing out that ideas changed with each new chapter of the sequel trilogy. She pointed out that at the beginning the studio were toying with tying her to Obi-Wan Kenobi before ultimately going with Emperor Palpatine in The Rise of Skywalker. When it comes to the Jedi played by Ewan McGregor, Kathleen Kennedy recently confirmed the Obi-Wan Kenobi show on Disney Plus will be a limited series.
“No. At the beginning there was toying with an Obi-Wan connection, and then- there were, like, different versions. And then it really went to that she was no one. And then it came to Episode 9, and J.J. pitched me the film and was like, ‘Oh yeah, Palpatine’s your grandaddy,’ and I was like, ‘Awesome.’ And then two weeks later he was like, ‘Oh, we’re not sure’. So it kept changing, so then — filming and I wasn’t sure what the answer was going to be.”There were different versions and at one point she was no one… it kept changing.”
Watch the interview with Daisy Ridley about Rey’s heritage and Obi-Wan Kenobi below.
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What do you think about the team behind the sequel trilogy constantly changing who Daisy Ridley’s Rey would be tied to? Do you think she should’ve been connected to Obi-Wan Kenobi or do you like the Palpatine connection? Sound-off in the comments below!
Here is the official synopsis for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker:
Lucasfilm and director J. J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.
Directed by J. J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid, and Billy Dee Williams. The late Carrie Fisher appears as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is now available on Digitial HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, and DVD.
Source: Jimmy Kimmel Live (via Twitter)