Rey To The Dark Side? Daisy Ridley Addresses The Last Jedi’s Biggest Rumor


It’s the one Star Wars-related rumor that refuses to relent.

Having made her big break in The Force Awakens two years ago, Rey has become the face of Lucasfilm’s current trilogy, and though Daisy Ridley’s Jakku orphan was introduced as a straight-laced heroine – one with a peculiar connection to the Force, mind you – there have been rumblings that The Last Jedi will signal a change of heart in Luke’s newfound apprentice.

Those rumors can be traced back to the sequel’s full-length trailer, which ended with Rey uttering the much-debated line: “I need someone to show me my place in all this.” Talk about fanning the flames of speculation.

And though she refrained from divulging too much, Daisy Ridley recently appeared on Good Morning America (via to discuss all things Star Wars, and Rey’s role in the ever-changing universe.

I think the thing about this film is it’s not so – the lines are less clear as to ‘good and bad’. Rey is trying to find out about herself and about the universe. And those questions don’t entirely fall to the good, nor do they entirely fall to the bad. She’s trying to do her own sort of personal growth.

Looks like the line separating good and evil – and, by effect, the dark side and the light – won’t be as definitive in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which will surely keep audiences on their toes right up until December 15th.

But perhaps there’s more to Rian Johnson’s sequel than initially thought – perhaps it’ll make reference to the gray Jedi, who became famous for walking the line between one side and another? Time will tell.

Daisy Ridley continued:

I think what’s amazing is that the end of the film — however that does end — it’s more rich. Because if it’s always good, the outcome isn’t as important as it might be if…you know…

Is it really time for the Jedi to end, then? Who knows, but we can readily expect Star Wars: The Last Jedi to serve up some long-awaited questions (and raise all-new answers!) on December 15th.