Rey is just “a cog in the machine” according to Star Wars: The Last Jedi actress Daisy Ridley.
There were many theories in play going into Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, with one of the most talked about being just who Rey’s parents were. The going assumption was that the character’s parents would turn out to be of significant importance, elevating Rey’s position in the grand scheme of things.
It turns out, however, at least according to Kylo Ren, that her parents are nobodies, that she is just Rey, with no special heritage. According to Daisy Ridley, this and the film itself prove that Rey is only a small part of a much larger tale:
“This is where it proves that I am not the centre,” Ridley told Hertfordshire Life (via ComicBook.com). “It’s not based around my character – it’s so much bigger than me, that’s an understatement… I’m like a cog in the machine.”
The film’s revelations certainly change the way one thinks about Rey and shows that it’s not just individuals like the Skywalkers who get to decide the fate of the galaxy.
In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi sees returning cast members Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma), Billie Lourd (Lieutenant Connix), Andy Serkis (Supreme Leader Snoke), Peter Mayhew and Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), Mike Quinn (Nien Nunb) and Warwick Davis joined by new additions Jimmy Vee (Pan) as R2-D2, Kelly Marie Tran (Ladies Like Us) as Rose, Benicio Del Toro (Guardians of the Galaxy) as DJ and Laura Dern (Jurassic Park) as Vice Admiral Holdo.