Did Adam Driver let secrets on Rey slip for The Last Jedi?


Adam Driver may have let some clues about the identity of Rey slip for The Last Jedi…

We are now less than two months away from Star Wars: The Last Jedi hitting theaters worldwide. Rian Johnson — director and writer for the The Last Jedi — as well as others involved with the film, are doing their best to put a lid on any potential spoilers or leaks.

Adam Driver, who plays the bad-boy, Kylo Ren, may have let a major spoiler slip in a recent interview with GQ.

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"You have, also, the hidden identity of this princess who’s hiding who she really is so she can survive."

Let that sink in for a moment. Is Rey a princess? If so, that brings so many possibilities to the table. She could be connected to Princess Leia or even Padme, letting her lineage dwell within the Skywalker bloodline.

Driver could also be using a play on words or likely could be talking about Carrie Fisher, but this could be quite telling if true.

He then provided some less spoiler-like clues on his character Kylo Ren, where we will dive deep into the depths of a torn soul:

"Peeling away layers to evolve into other people, and the person Kylo’s pretending to be on the outside is not who he is."

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That person who he’s aspiring to be is his grandfather Darth Vader, who he apparently falls well short of that goal when we see him in The Force Awakens. Rey even pries into his mind, revealing that vulnerability.

"He’s a vulnerable kid who doesn’t know where to put his energy, but when he puts his mask on, suddenly, he’s playing a role… J.J. had that idea initially, and I think Rian took it to the next level."

He also discusses time with his onscreen mother, the late Carrie Fisher, whose humor still shines brightly from the netherworld of the Force. The advice she gave Driver is priceless, making him chuckle reminiscing:

"‘Just pretend you’re down to earth. People love that s%$#.’ So now I pretend I’m down to earth and you know what? People really do love that s%$#. They eat it up."

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While watching The Force Awakens among fans, Driver was a little nervous, but for reasons that you may not think:

"When I watched the premiere, I felt sick to my stomach… Immediately, I thought I was going to puke. I was holding my wife’s hand, and she’s like, ‘You’re really cold. Are you OK?’ Because I just knew what was coming – I kill Harrison Ford – and I didn’t know how this audience of 2,000 people was going to respond to it."

What I love most about Driver is his down to earth personality. A man who is genuinely grateful to be playing such an iconic character within a legendary franchise.

Driver spent time in the military, as well as experience a life of humility before taking roles in Star Wars and also the hit TV show Girls. I’m looking forward to Kylo Ren’s role in destroying Luke’s Jedi Order, his broken relationship with his uncle, and also the developing connection with that lonely scavenger Rey.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 15, while the full exclusive of Adam Driver with GQ hits stores on November 2.