During the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday night, Daisy Ridley was interviewed by MTV correspondent Josh Horowitz, and the two talked about Rogue One, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Episode VIII, Rey’s Parents, and Jedi powers…
Star Wars: The Force Awakens may have taken home the golden popcorn for movie of the year, at the MTV Movie Awards, but it was the film’s breakout female lead, Daisy Ridley who stole the show, as everyone wanted to interview the rising star. MTV’s Josh Horowitz got that chance, and asked Ridley about the darker tone of Rogue One, which just had its first teaser trailer drop. The MTV correspondent also asked Ridley if she thought Felicity Jones’ character in Rogue One, Jyn Erso, might be Rey’s mother…of course Ridley laughed.
"“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,”"
Ridley was also asked if she knew who Rey’s parents were, and the actress said yes. That means that Daisy Ridley holds the answer to one of the greatest mysteries from The Force Awakens…what a burden. The actress had this to say about Star Wars: Episode VIII — the answer to her parents — and her co-star John Boyega who plays Finn, another fantastic breakout star, in the industry.
"“I think the amazing thing about [Episode VII] 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.”"
Finally, Ridley was asked by MTV about her Jedi training with Luke Skywalker, which we saw at the end of The Force Awakens.
"“I don’t know if I am a Jedi… I don’t think I am…we’ve had this debate as to whether Leia is because she uses her Force powers. Just because she’s not like, ‘oh I’m going on an adventure’ like Luke doesn’t make her any less Forceful.”"
Sorry Daisy, I’m not buying that story. It was very clear in The Force Awakens that you Rey was extremely strong in the Force, without an ounce of training. And, whether Disney and Lucasfilm decides not to call you Jedi or Sith, you definitely are in the Jedi state of mind, and most likely are the most powerful young Jedi, since Anakin Skywalker. I can’t wait to see Rey’s training in Episode VIII.