Rey Kenobi? Daisy Ridley admits Rey’s family history was almost a lot different
Daisy Ridley says Rey’s origin story was almost a lot different, including a potential tie to Kenobi.
“Star Wars” star Daisy Ridley said Rey almost had a different origin story than the one that played out in the sequel trilogy.
Ridley appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” this week, where she talked about Rey and the sequel trilogy.
- In “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” we learned Rey was the granddaughter of Emperor Palpatine, reshaping the way we consider her character and history.
- “At the beginning they were toying with an Obi-Wan connection. There were different versions, and then it really went to that she was no one.”
- “Even while we were filming I wasn’t sure what the answer was going to be. It kept changing.”
Social media reaction:
As with anything “Star Wars,” there were a number of reactions to the revelation on social media.
Rey Skywalker. Rey Nobody. Rey Palpatine. Rey Kenobi. Let’s just agree that while decisions were all over the place behind the scenes, Daisy Ridley crushed her performance of the character in all three #StarWars films. There is and will always be one Rey pic.twitter.com/LAx6XciinP— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) September 9, 2020
Rey Kenobi is the same thing as Rey Palpatine it's just instead of her getting her powers from a bad guy she gets it from a good guy. The best version of Rey was the one who we got in TLJ where she was powerful just because of who she was not because of her lineage.— j u s t i n e 🐱🦋 (@benbetwnworlds) September 9, 2020
I like how the final edit of Episode IX purports to be about Rey grappling with the implications of being a Palpatine and the lead actress was not told whether that was the case until the end of filming. That's cool I'm sure that kind of thing makes no difference— Jenny Nicholson 🎃👻🏆🦇 (@JennyENicholson) September 9, 2020