Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s Daisy Ridley Hints That Snoke’s A Woman


In a new interview with USA Today, Daisy Ridley was on hand to fuel not one, but two common fan theories while discussing her character Rey’s journey in the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Both of these are to do with Andy Serkis’ Supreme Leader Snoke. Though the head of the First Order remained in the shadows in The Force Awakens, he’ll have a much bigger part to play in Episode VIII, and we should get to learn a little more about him.

For one, Ridley all but confirmed what most fans have suspected ever since the second Last Jedi trailer dropped: that Snoke is speaking to Rey about great power in his voiceover (see video above) and not his apprentice Kylo Ren. You can read all about that here, but what we’re interested in today is another seemingly throwaway comment she made.

Ridley briefly touched on how twisted and malevolent Snoke is, classifying him as “an evil guy.” She then backtracked and suggested he may not be a “guy” at all.

“He looks mental. Snoke is an evil guy, if you can call him a guy.”

There are several ways of interpreting Ridley’s words here. The actress could just mean that Snoke isn’t a “guy” as he isn’t human. This would be an interesting enough reveal, as most guesses as to his true identity peg him as a human character. Alternatively, she could be referring to his disfigurement, which makes him look inhuman. However, it’s also possible that she meant that Snoke is in fact a woman. This theory flared up recently when a new Snoke action figure had a typically feminine body shape and clothing.

Right now, it’s hard to say exactly what Ridley was implying, but we’ll hopefully know soon enough, as Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 15th.