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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.

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Rey (Daisy Ridley) in “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” A new ‘Star Wars’ rumor has popped up about a rebooted sequel trilogy.

Rey (Daisy Ridley) in “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.”

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“Star Wars” star Daisy Ridley said Rey almost had a different origin story than the one that played out in the sequel trilogy.

What happened:

Ridley appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” this week, where she talked about Rey and the sequel trilogy.

But Ridley said producer JJ Abrams considered a number of different options, Yahoo! Entertainment reports. She said she didn’t even know the answer to her grandparents until she was actually filming.

  • “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.