With all the “Snoke and mirrors” shrouding Star Wars: The Last Jedi, there’s only one detail actress Daisy Ridley can dish up about her character Rey. Thankfully for us, we’ve got the inside scoop.
Ridley recently had a chat with Boss Bomb Maude Garrett, who was conducting press interviews through HOYTS Australia, in which Maude asked the starlet what she could reveal about Rey in The Last Jedi. In true-to-herself cheeky fashion, Ridley kept it simple and gave a short statement she ended with a silly smile: “Rey… She has a lightsaber… that she swings.”
Though it’s not much of a shock, since we already saw Rey wielding the powerful weapon in The Force Awakens and have caught plenty of glimpses of the character doing the same in The Last Jedi promotional materials, Ridley’s remark here could hint at what Rey’s journey in the forthcoming movie will be centered around. The fact that Ridley chose to focus on Rey’s fighting skills affirms the previously known fact that her primary goal will be to become a strong Jedi under the tutelage of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), but it also seems to indicate that even when Rey isn’t training with the master, she’ll still be swinging her saber against the bad guys.
All things considered, it sounds like The Last Jedi will be more about action and battles than exploration and banter for Rey, and we can’t say we mind the shift in focus.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi zooms into theaters on December 15.