With the release of the trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, people have started asking questions about Jyn Erso, the character Felicity Jones will be playing. Because Jyn Erso was created for Rogue One, there has been speculation as to whether she has any familial connections to Star Wars characters we’ve already met, mainly Rey. Is Jyn Rey’s birth mother? Rey herself, Daisy Ridley, says… nah.
Ridley told MTV, “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.” But, get this: Ridley doesn’t think we should care so much about the mystery of who Rey’s birth parents are. She also told MTV, “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.”
MTV mentioned that Ridley knows who Rey’s parents are, and if she doesn’t think it’s that big of a deal, that probably means that her mom and dad aren’t the most well-known Star Wars characters.
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