Following the debut of the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer, quite a few fans (and websites for that matter) concocted a rather baseless theory that the Jyn Erso character played by Felicity Jones may in fact turn out to be Rey’s mother.
There wasn’t any evidence for this, it just seemed like a quick solve to the mystery of who Rey’s real parents were and would have served as a connection between The Force Awakens and Rogue One – but Daisy Ridley is having none of it.
Here’s what the actress had to say to MTV when quizzed her about the theory at last night’s Movie Awards.
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. 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.
It’s interesting that Ridley doesn’t seem to attach near as much importance to Rey’s parentage as most fans do – perhaps they’ll end up just being a couple of random people that couldn’t look after their kid? Would that be so crazy?
Star Wars The Force Awakens is out now in Blu-ray and DVD, while Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theatres on December 18.