Driver Fires Spoiler Speculation In “Last Jedi” Talk

So far Rian Johnson’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” has managed to keep anything approaching a spoiler under wraps. With the production being one of the few “Star Wars” films in recent years to seemingly flow smoothly, fans have had it lucky in that we’re only a few weeks away from the film’s release and we actually know very little about it.


That may have changed today as actor Adam Driver, who plays Kylo Ren in the film, dropped a comment during an interview that set the internet ablaze with speculation regarding another character. As part of a feature piece for GQ UK, Driver said:

“I remember the initial conversations about having things ‘skinned’, peeling away layers to evolve into other people, and the person Kylo’s pretending to be on the outside is not who he is. He’s a vulnerable kid who doesn’t know where to put his energy, but when he puts his mask on, suddenly, he’s playing a role. JJ had that idea initially and I think Rian took it to the next level. You have, also, the hidden identity of this princess who’s hiding who she really is so she can survive and Kylo Ren and her hiding behind these artifices.”

It’s the princess comment that has people talking, suggesting Rey is a princess. Could she be Leia’s daughter and thus Kylo Ren’s sister? If not, whom is she the child of? Driver also hints at a turn to the light side which has been suggested in the trailers, along with his hiding of a secret.

Alternatively the quote could be a well placed red herring. This isn’t some quick off the cuff remark at a premiere, this is a full on feature piece for GQ which has been heavily considered and quite possibly vetted by Lucasfilm before its publication which means they’re fine with the information being out there.

UPDATE: Daisy Ridley herself has now spoken with Yahoo Japan and confirms the new film will reveal the truth about Rey’s parentage: “Whatever the answer is, I hope everyone will enjoy that moment. I knew the answer a few years ago, but the story that Rian Johnson created was so wonderful I couldn’t believe it, honestly I was very moved. I think that everyone will be in that moment.”

We’ll find the truth out for ourselves when “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” hit cinemas December 15th.