Daisy Ridley confirms when ‘Star Wars’ will reveal Rey’s parents

Actress talks possibility of Han Solo or Jyn Erso being character's parents

Daisy Ridley has confirmed when Star Wars will reveal who Rey’s parents are.

British actress Ridley was introduced as Rey in last year’s Episode VII: The Force Awakens. She will reprise the role in Star Wars: Episode VIII, which is expected to be released in 2017.

Force Awakens director JJ Abrams previously appeared to rule out either Luke Skywalker, General Leia (formerly Princess Leia) or Han Solo being a parent of Rey. However, Ridley has now heavily suggested that the mystery will be revealed in Episode VIII.


Vulture reports that during a screening of new documentary The Eagle Huntress, Ridley was asked about the possibility of Han Solo being Rey’s father, to which she replied: “We will see in a year. Just sit tight on that question.”

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There has also been suggestion that new character Jyn Erso, who will make her debut in spin-off film Rogue One in December, could hold the key to Rey’s parenthood.

On whether Erso herself could be Rey’s mother, Ridley said: “I mean, I think historically it wouldn’t work… Darth Vader is there…  so she would ultimately be my great-grandma; no, she would be my grandma.”

She then backtracked, saying: “I mean it could happen, especially in a galaxy far, far away.”

Of Rogue One, Ridley said: “I am just excited to see how it is, because I have heard it is so so different, and its own thing. I have no idea what happens – I know the ending, but I have no idea really what happens in it.”

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