Daisy Ridley, who played Rey in the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy, has revealed that her character’s parentage changed multiple times during the development and production of The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and The Rise of Skywalker.
During an interview with Josh Gad on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Ridley was asked if she knew Rey’s parentage from the beginning of Episode 7 before admitting that the script kept changing her character’s backstory.
“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 IX, 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.”
Ridley isn’t the only Star Wars cast member who has recently been looking back at the Sequel Trilogy as John Boyega has said he has no interest in returning as the Stormtrooper turned Resistance hero Finn in the future.
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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker sees J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) directing a cast that includes Star Wars veterans Daisy Ridley (Rey), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Kelly Marie Tran (Rose Tico), Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), Billie Lourd (Lieutenant Connix), Greg Grunberg (Snap Wexley), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian), Ian McDiarmid (Emperor Palpatine) and Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa) as well as new additions Naomi Ackie (Lady Macbeth), Richard E. Grant (Logan), Dominic Monaghan (Lost), and Keri Russell (The Americans).