'Episode VIII' is set for release in December 2017
Star Wars actress Daisy Ridley has spoken out over who her character 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 on December 15, 2017.
The star said she thought it was obvious who her parents were even from watching Episode VII.
“I thought a lot was answered in The Force Awakens,” she said.
“Then after the screening I went for a drink with my agent and everyone, and we were chatting away and I realised that oh, in their minds it’s not answered at all.”
But she has refused to be drawn on who they actually are.
Ridley told Time Out: “I think curiosity is a wonderful thing. And I do find it quite funny that people keep asking about it. Just yesterday a guy asked to take a picture with me, and went ‘Is Luke your Dad?’ And I was like, ‘Chill out, you’ll see.’
“I’d love to see the look on people’s faces [when they find out]. But with answers come more questions, and there’s definitely going to be enough to keep people going for another two years.”
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 recently heavily suggested that the mystery will be revealed in Episode VIII.
“We will see in a year. Just sit tight on that question,” she added.
There has also been a suggestion that new character Jyn Erso, who will make her debut in spin-off film Rogue One, 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.”