Ridley and screenwriter Patrick Ness explain the relevance of the sci-fi thriller's gender politics and hopefulness. "I just think it ticks a lot of boxes."
In a new video posted on her Facebook page, 'Star Wars' actress showed off the new lightsaber skills she’s been learning from stunt performer, Liang Yang
J.J. Abrams has already said he knows who Rey's parents are, but he of course isn't naming names. And speaking at the Tribeca Film Festival on Friday, the Force Awakens director revealed who her parents aren't.
When we first see her in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, she is covered head-to-toe in desert gear, goggles hiding her face, as she rappels into the vast hollow of an abandoned starship. It’s impossible to tell, just then, if Rey is a man or a woman. It’s reminiscent of Princess Leia’s entrance in Return of the Jedi, when she’s disguised as a bounty hunter to attempt the bold rescue of Han Solo. But unlike Leia, Rey is not shoved into a metal bikini and relegated to the sidelines for the rest of the film. The character played by Daisy Ridley is, indisputably, the hero of The Force Awakens. ...