Within virtually minutes of the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer dropping last week, some fans were speculating whether Felicity Jones’ character Jyn Erso could be the mother of Rey, played by fellow Brit Daisy Ridley in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Well, speaking to MTV at the MTV Movie Awards, Ridley has put the speculation to rest, stating that: “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.”
Well, she does have a British accent too, so…
Ridley then went on to downplay the importance of Rey’s parentage, adding: “I think the amazing thing about [Star Wars: The Force Awakens] is that Finn and Rey don’t come from anywhere, and they find a place. So to me, it’s funny that people think it’s so important because I don’t really think it is.”
If it’s not so important, then why all the mystery?
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY, is the first film in the new standalone movies from Lucasfilm. It tells the story of how a group of unlikely heroes unite to undertake a daring and seemingly impossible mission to steal the plans for the Death Star.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is set for release on December 16th 2016, with Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) diretcing a cast that includes Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Diego Luna (Milk), Ben Mendelsohn (The Dark Knight Rises), Donnie Yen (Ip Man), Jiang Wen (Let the Bullets Fly), Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland), Alan Tudyk (Con Man) and Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler).