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Daisy Ridley doesn't get the big deal about Rey's parents in Star Wars

04.12.2016

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The fan theories and speculation about who Rey's parents are in the new STAR WARS films have been been running rampant since people first laid eyes on THE FORCE AWAKENS. Is Luke her dad? Is she somehow related to Obi-Wan Kenobi? What about being the daughter of Felicity Jones’s Jyn Erso, now that we've gotten a look at ROGUE ONE? 

Seriously, if you allow yourself to go deep enough down the rabbit hole as to who has been thrown out there to potentially be revealed as Rey's mom and dad, you could find yourself losing a whole day of your life that's never going to come back. 

But there's one person who doesn't get the big deal about Rey's parentage... and that's Rey herself, Daisy Ridley

Granted, Ridley does have the luxury of having this information already, so it isn't a matter of unlocking some mystery to her, but when talking to MTV backstage at the MTV Movie Awards, she had a hard time grasping how much importance some fans have put on this piece of knowledge. 

I think the amazing thing about [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.

Hmmm... Ridley does have a point. The fact that these characters have found a home so seamlessly through unique circumstances should really get more play among the fan base, because that's very similar to how serendipitous the meeting of Luke Skywalker, Ben Kenobi, Han Solo, Princess Leia and a few others played out in the original STAR WARS. Luke's parents played a bigger role in crafting his identity and his hero's journey, but that doesn't mean Rey's parents necessarily have to follow suit. 

Plus, doesn't putting such great emphasis on who her parents are/were ultimately set up that reveal to be disappointing when it's all said and done unless it turns out to be someone who blows us all away, meeting some of the more creative and well-crafted fan theories? Maybe.

As for any type of link with Felicity Jones' ROGUE ONE character, Ridley is pretty forthcoming that there is no connection there.

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.

STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII takes us back to a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away on December 15, 2017.

 

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9:14PM on 04/13/2016
I don't think she's saying outright that she doesn't care who her character's parents were, just that it's more important that you find a place in the world, regardless of where you're from.
I don't think she's saying outright that she doesn't care who her character's parents were, just that it's more important that you find a place in the world, regardless of where you're from.
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6:37AM on 04/13/2016
That's just bullshit marketing talking in order to fool the audience.Same way Scott Gimple did about Glenn's fate in the beginning of TWD S6.That's so lame.
That's just bullshit marketing talking in order to fool the audience.Same way Scott Gimple did about Glenn's fate in the beginning of TWD S6.That's so lame.
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8:45PM on 04/12/2016
She has a good point. TFA is to A New Hope as the current job market is to the 70s job market. In the 70s, you could count on a guaranteed job out of college (Leia), easily finding an apprenticeship (Obi Wan training Luke), and not worrying about your debts (Han killing Greedo...until RotJ comes calling at least). In the current job market, you have no guaranteed job out of college and student debts chase you mercilessly (Finn), you're forced to rely on poorly regulated freelance gigs to
She has a good point. TFA is to A New Hope as the current job market is to the 70s job market. In the 70s, you could count on a guaranteed job out of college (Leia), easily finding an apprenticeship (Obi Wan training Luke), and not worrying about your debts (Han killing Greedo...until RotJ comes calling at least). In the current job market, you have no guaranteed job out of college and student debts chase you mercilessly (Finn), you're forced to rely on poorly regulated freelance gigs to survive (Rey), and in order to have any hope of a stable career you need to be a self-starter who's already extremely talented without the help of mentors or schooling (Po Dameron)
In the 70s, it actually mattered who your parent were, because your name counted for something. Today, that shit don't mean shit.
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9:56AM on 04/13/2016
Interesting.
Interesting.
7:16PM on 04/12/2016
Thats funny, because I don't see what the big deal about the force awakens was all about in hindsight.
Thats funny, because I don't see what the big deal about the force awakens was all about in hindsight.
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10:35PM on 04/12/2016
It's funny that you have a Star Wars name and yet don't get Star Wars. Some would call this ironic
It's funny that you have a Star Wars name and yet don't get Star Wars. Some would call this ironic
9:54AM on 04/13/2016
Oh Im a fan of the original trilogy (the unaltered originals), just not this con for a film that everyone is calling a triumph, and yes I did foolishly see this on the opening day. More fool me.
Oh Im a fan of the original trilogy (the unaltered originals), just not this con for a film that everyone is calling a triumph, and yes I did foolishly see this on the opening day. More fool me.
10:03AM on 04/13/2016
and whats not to get about Star Wars. The fact that people are speculating that Reys parentage could be linked to Obi wan for example is ridiculous. As it was against the Jedi order. Before you start with Anakin had children argument ( He went to the dark side ) Thus creating Luke, who is considered the most powerful Jedi due to picking up the force so quickly and at an older age. No not controlling storm troopers in finding out that you 'may' have the force 5 minutes prior.
and whats not to get about Star Wars. The fact that people are speculating that Reys parentage could be linked to Obi wan for example is ridiculous. As it was against the Jedi order. Before you start with Anakin had children argument ( He went to the dark side ) Thus creating Luke, who is considered the most powerful Jedi due to picking up the force so quickly and at an older age. No not controlling storm troopers in finding out that you 'may' have the force 5 minutes prior.
11:30AM on 04/13/2016
Like I said, you don't get Star Wars. Just because you like the original 3 doesn't mean get them anymore. A lot of people don't understand it anymore, you're not alone. I've had many a conversation with people that love (usually at least late 30s like myself and grew up with them) and hate it (20s to early 30s so they watched them around the time they watched the prequels-ugh) and both claim to be "huge Star Wars fans". The ones that hate it say the same things, how did she learn the force and
Like I said, you don't get Star Wars. Just because you like the original 3 doesn't mean get them anymore. A lot of people don't understand it anymore, you're not alone. I've had many a conversation with people that love (usually at least late 30s like myself and grew up with them) and hate it (20s to early 30s so they watched them around the time they watched the prequels-ugh) and both claim to be "huge Star Wars fans". The ones that hate it say the same things, how did she learn the force and wield a saber so quick, how did solo find the falcon, it's convenient that R2 turns on at that time, it's just a copy of new hope. I'm sorry but all of those reasons point to not understanding it. The story is about destiny. Every character "runs into" each other (in every single movie) because of destiny, you know, the main theme behind Star Wars. Luke with R2, Luke with Han n chewie, Qui Gon finding Anakin, etc. When Luke uses the force to destroy the Death Star after Obiwan speaks to him in the xwing, isn't that pretty much like Rey having the Jedis of the past pushing and guiding her on her journey, a journey that yoda told us was coming (our last hope? no there is another :we all thought that was leia:). I don't think you realize either that Rey had already started her Jedi training under Luke (hence hair and clothes). When Kylo went all anakin he killed all of the padawans but her because Luke stashed her away (obviously because she was most powerful in training). Then when destiny (and Luke's plan) reveals itself, BB8 is on the same planet where he runs into Rey. Fin ends up there and in the path of Rey. Destiny guides them to the falcon, Han, maz, Luke's saber, etc. It also guides Kylo to his dark destiny at the same time, hands him his father to kill. Then R2 only turns on because he's waiting for Rey so he can show her the way to Luke, he turns on as soon as she's there at the base (coincidence? Hmmmmm). And I didn't say anything about Rey being anyone's daughter because you're right, it's against the Jedi order (ive been saying this since day one) just like loving anyone is against it (that's what turned anakin, fear and love create anger). Unless she's leia's daughter, in which case it makes complete sense. But there's no reason she has to be, anakin was an immaculate conception, basically born from the force, which Rey very well might be too (the force is trying to fix the balance because there must be balance at all times). This is just basic Star Wars storytelling. Some people just don't get it anymore which is a shame for them. Maybe it's because of the same shitty Hollywood formulaic stories we get over and over, it's desensitized people, or maybe they are just too cynical, I don't know. If you need help on understanding why a TFA mirrors ANH, read this (yes they are both long) if you actually care at all.
First, if you don't want to read the plot hole stuff then skip to number 40 which leads to the second link: [link]
Second: [link]
1:37PM on 04/13/2016
Sorry Rob, Destiny just sounds like another get out claws. Yoda didn't want to teach Luke to begin with it, it was only through Lukes persistence and Obi Wans input that convinced him to take Luke on, if this was really about destiny and a 'plan' wouldn't have yoda known that? 'Yes Obi Wan says 'it is your destiny' but that was with Luke already on the path as a Jedi that was his 'initiation' his final task to becoming a Jedi. plus some of the points you made are still speculation ' what if in
Sorry Rob, Destiny just sounds like another get out claws. Yoda didn't want to teach Luke to begin with it, it was only through Lukes persistence and Obi Wans input that convinced him to take Luke on, if this was really about destiny and a 'plan' wouldn't have yoda known that? 'Yes Obi Wan says 'it is your destiny' but that was with Luke already on the path as a Jedi that was his 'initiation' his final task to becoming a Jedi. plus some of the points you made are still speculation ' what if in the next movie'. But I appreciate the input. I just feel that Destiny is a bit of a cop out for 'oh isn't that a coincidence'. They couldn't explain how the lightsaber got there so they just passed the buck until they came up with a reason.
2:42PM on 04/13/2016
Well thanks for proving my point 100% and I seem pretty spot on on my age range too! You do not get Star Wars. Destiny is not a get out CLAUSE for the story. Destiny IS the story. Destiny has ALWAYS been the story. Yes you are right, Yoda didnt want to train Luke, but guess what, he did! No matter if he wanted to or not, it was going to happen. The ACTUAL definition of destiny: a predetermined course of events often held to be an irresistible power or agency. Since when does anyone know
Well thanks for proving my point 100% and I seem pretty spot on on my age range too! You do not get Star Wars. Destiny is not a get out CLAUSE for the story. Destiny IS the story. Destiny has ALWAYS been the story. Yes you are right, Yoda didnt want to train Luke, but guess what, he did! No matter if he wanted to or not, it was going to happen. The ACTUAL definition of destiny: a predetermined course of events often held to be an irresistible power or agency. Since when does anyone know their own destiny, even Yoda? See you just do not get it and you are grasping at straws trying to hide it. I never once said what was going to happen in future movies, I simply pointed out what you failed to see in the existing ones, so what is this "speculation" you speak of? And your last comment "they couldn't explain how the lightsaber got there so they just passed the buck until they came up with a reason" really makes me understand that you are pretty upset that the whole story wasn't spoon-fed to you at the very moment you needed, hell, you DEMANDED it. You seriously think they decided not to explain how maz got the saber because they couldn't think of a reason? I mean come on, that's just stupid. When you expect all the answers to the your questions to be given in the first episode of a TRILOGY, you obviously do. not. get. it! I think its about time you turned over your Bobafett2 handle, you're not worthy
7:58PM on 04/13/2016
Or it could be that I like many others, who are justified in their thinking will recognise a con when its in front of them and won't just buy into 'oh its a good movie cos its Star Wars' I may be a fan but that doesn't mean Im in denial. Destiny led Han Solo to his beloved Millennium Falcon. Please! Are you really buying that. Aren't you the same guy a month or two ago that said it was his scanners that picked it up? So where did you get the argument about destiny all of a sudden? I think
Or it could be that I like many others, who are justified in their thinking will recognise a con when its in front of them and won't just buy into 'oh its a good movie cos its Star Wars' I may be a fan but that doesn't mean Im in denial. Destiny led Han Solo to his beloved Millennium Falcon. Please! Are you really buying that. Aren't you the same guy a month or two ago that said it was his scanners that picked it up? So where did you get the argument about destiny all of a sudden? I think someones been clambering away at the excuses for sub par writing.

Even Honest trailers does the decent thing and says 'Its a New Hope'
8:11PM on 04/13/2016
And I'm glad you liked the movie, I think thats great, but when someone disagrees with you, you don't just say 'you don't get it' because that just makes you sound like a spoilt little 15 year old. Not a late 30s man.
And I'm glad you liked the movie, I think thats great, but when someone disagrees with you, you don't just say 'you don't get it' because that just makes you sound like a spoilt little 15 year old. Not a late 30s man.
10:30PM on 04/13/2016
Wait honest trailers? Really? Shoot, ok maybe I need to rethink this. Please! Yeah congratulations, you aren't alone, but trust me you are in the minority. How old were you when Phantom Menace came out I wonder? I get that you are some kind of rebel genius that sees through the veil of it all, but guess what, yup, you don't get it. Im not sure what you're trying to say about Han n the scanners, I wasn't the guy, nice attempt to discredit me though. Anyone that can't see that ANH and TFA mirror
Wait honest trailers? Really? Shoot, ok maybe I need to rethink this. Please! Yeah congratulations, you aren't alone, but trust me you are in the minority. How old were you when Phantom Menace came out I wonder? I get that you are some kind of rebel genius that sees through the veil of it all, but guess what, yup, you don't get it. Im not sure what you're trying to say about Han n the scanners, I wasn't the guy, nice attempt to discredit me though. Anyone that can't see that ANH and TFA mirror each other is either delusional or hasn't seen one of them. You haven't figured out some big conspiracy, it's the damn story, or 1/3 of it anyway. Look at the links I sent earlier. Take the time. Im betting you won't though, despite being so quick to hate the movie, because you know it all. And good luck with that
10:34PM on 04/13/2016
It makes me sound like a spoiled 15 yr old because I'm pointing out that you do not understand something? You know what you sound like? A spoiled, know it all 21 yr old that is having his feelings hurt. I genuinely feel sorry for you that you don't get Star Wars. I guess that's the result of our cynical world huh kid?
It makes me sound like a spoiled 15 yr old because I'm pointing out that you do not understand something? You know what you sound like? A spoiled, know it all 21 yr old that is having his feelings hurt. I genuinely feel sorry for you that you don't get Star Wars. I guess that's the result of our cynical world huh kid?
6:04AM on 04/14/2016
No your right I don't buy it. Because destiny is just another way to feel in the blanks. I don't mind some mystery and magic in movies. But I would like some details to help me invest in the characters,the motivations and the journey they're on. I must remember that next time I watch a film and a plot device just comes out of no where. That its just destiny stepping in. Because, how could you possibly debate with destiny?
No your right I don't buy it. Because destiny is just another way to feel in the blanks. I don't mind some mystery and magic in movies. But I would like some details to help me invest in the characters,the motivations and the journey they're on. I must remember that next time I watch a film and a plot device just comes out of no where. That its just destiny stepping in. Because, how could you possibly debate with destiny?
8:02AM on 04/14/2016
That is just ridiculous. Your level of ignorance is not worth my time. One last time just so you remember...
YOU
DO
NOT
GET
STAR
WARS!!!
That is just ridiculous. Your level of ignorance is not worth my time. One last time just so you remember...
YOU
DO
NOT
GET
STAR
WARS!!!
8:37AM on 04/14/2016
and I think the level of arrogance is quite apparent in yours 'You don't get it' Maybe I just see it differently and neither one of us are right or wrong.

Have you ever thought about becoming a politician?
and I think the level of arrogance is quite apparent in yours 'You don't get it' Maybe I just see it differently and neither one of us are right or wrong.

Have you ever thought about becoming a politician?
8:58AM on 04/14/2016
You need to grow up kid, maybe then you'll develop a backbone! And sorry but not understanding the story and themes of star wars make you wrong. It's ok though, you're from the generation that gets medals for finishing last, so your opinion, as ignorant as it may be, is still right because mommy told you so!
You need to grow up kid, maybe then you'll develop a backbone! And sorry but not understanding the story and themes of star wars make you wrong. It's ok though, you're from the generation that gets medals for finishing last, so your opinion, as ignorant as it may be, is still right because mommy told you so!
4:17AM on 04/15/2016
Yep was definitely you with the millennium falcon scanners post. So you gonna lie about anything else today?

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Yep was definitely you with the millennium falcon scanners post. So you gonna lie about anything else today?

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4:20AM on 04/15/2016
So you just discredited yourself.
So you just discredited yourself.
5:44AM on 04/15/2016
Im the kid? Who's the one defending a multi billion company called Disney with 'You just don't get it' and it must have been the Millennium Falcons Scanners? So is it destiny or scanners? Or have you got a new reason today?
Im the kid? Who's the one defending a multi billion company called Disney with 'You just don't get it' and it must have been the Millennium Falcons Scanners? So is it destiny or scanners? Or have you got a new reason today?
9:26AM on 04/15/2016
So let me get this straight, you seriously took 24 hrs, went back to January and looked that up? Wow kid, get a fuckin life! What exactly are you trying to prove here? You're absolutely right, 4 months ago I commented about your clueless horseshit and I forgot about it. Since that time I've been pretty busy living my life, which includes having my second kid, yet you really think I care enough about what some idiot kid on a movie website thinks to lie about it? Really? Really?!? Please! I do
So let me get this straight, you seriously took 24 hrs, went back to January and looked that up? Wow kid, get a fuckin life! What exactly are you trying to prove here? You're absolutely right, 4 months ago I commented about your clueless horseshit and I forgot about it. Since that time I've been pretty busy living my life, which includes having my second kid, yet you really think I care enough about what some idiot kid on a movie website thinks to lie about it? Really? Really?!? Please! I do love that you feel like you've found something significant though, despite the fact that I owned you then like I owned you now! And guess what, I said the same damn thing then that I said here, which makes this all even funnier! Lol! Only difference is I actually mentioned the means by which they found the falcon, you know, the reason they actually gave IN the movie! This is just too easy! Do you even remember that they told us how they found it? I'm guessing not because you felt the need to go all the way back and find this and in the end you've just disproved yourself. So now I'll leave you with a highlight taken from the bitch slap I gave you last time. Please tell me (although I won't respond to this waste of time anymore) how you've done anything but make yourself look like a sad little boy with too much free time and zero imagination that just missed his own point and should now know he's not worthy of having a Star Wars handle because HES DOESNT GET STAR WARS:
"Ever think that the tracker was off because the falcon was off? Ever think he was already tracking them and that's why he was right there? Ever heard of suspension of disbelief? Do you know that Star Wars is a story about destiny? Just look at Fins attempts to leave the fight, just like Hans in empire, the universe wouldn't let them, why? If that's all you've got, good luck ever enjoying a movie again let alone Star Wars."
Later kid
11:35AM on 04/15/2016
Well you took that long to write a response so yeh I do, And the fact you try to insult posters by calling them names and maybe just accepting that someone has a differing opinion and the fact you are number one star wars superfan who 'clearly gets it' yeh it does bother you.

By the way it doesn't take 24 hours to type a name into google along with Joblo to find that post. But it probably took you 24 hours to write about how great your life is and how you owned me in a very long post by
Well you took that long to write a response so yeh I do, And the fact you try to insult posters by calling them names and maybe just accepting that someone has a differing opinion and the fact you are number one star wars superfan who 'clearly gets it' yeh it does bother you.

By the way it doesn't take 24 hours to type a name into google along with Joblo to find that post. But it probably took you 24 hours to write about how great your life is and how you owned me in a very long post by someone who apparently has a life.

Congratulations on your second child by the way. Hopefully they will get Star Wars swell.
6:53PM on 04/12/2016
"The belonging you seek is not behind you; it is ahead."

The belonging she seeks is her family...Maz tells her to forget and wait for what's ahead, Luke, implying that she should forget about her family: "whoever you're waiting for on Jakku...they're not coming back."

Luke ain't her daddy...and the film tells us that.
"The belonging you seek is not behind you; it is ahead."

The belonging she seeks is her family...Maz tells her to forget and wait for what's ahead, Luke, implying that she should forget about her family: "whoever you're waiting for on Jakku...they're not coming back."

Luke ain't her daddy...and the film tells us that.
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5:48PM on 04/12/2016
Then she's an idiot because it was made into a big deal by the writers when her parents were partly shown in her dream sequence and what not.
Then she's an idiot because it was made into a big deal by the writers when her parents were partly shown in her dream sequence and what not.
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5:47PM on 04/12/2016
If it wasn't important , they wouldn't have made such a big deal in the movie,... Just saying,...
If it wasn't important , they wouldn't have made such a big deal in the movie,... Just saying,...
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