Harvey Day31 Oct 2017 AT 12:22 PM

Adam Driver accidentally dropped a massive hint about Rey’s parents in ‘Star Wars’

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Harvey Day31 Oct 2017 AT 12:22 PM
Adam Driver accidentally dropped a massive hint about Rey’s parents in ‘Star Wars’
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Adam Driver (aka daddy-killing Kylo Ren) may have just dropped a massive spoiler about the identity of Rey’s parents in the upcoming Star Wars film.

The former Girls star appears to have let slip that Rey - played by British actress Daisy Ridley - is a “princess”.

Describing the film’s characters in the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Driver told GQ: “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.

“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.”

So what does this mean for Rey, the young woman we first met waiting for her family to return after she was abandoned on the lonely desert planet of Jakku as a child?

One theory is that Rey could be the daughter of former princess-turned-general Leia (Carrie Fisher).

Another idea is that Rey is the child of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), who she finally met at the end of the last film.

This theory seems to be supported by Reddit user and Star Wars fan bigj2223 who spotted a remarkable similarity in John Williams’ scores and those plucked from the original trilogy.

When you take Luke’s theme and overlay Rey’s theme from The Force Awakens, it’s almost a perfect harmony, even down to the timing of each piece - one rising as the other falls.

“Could it be John Williams doing the whole ‘the force is strong in my family’ thing?” speculated bigj2223 at the time.

Now, director Rian Johnson has already promised some major revelations about Rey in the upcoming film so hopefully this question of her parentage will be settled once and for all.

But of course, Driver could just as easily be trying to throw us off the scent by dropping a massive red herring as a marketing ploy before the new film comes out.

Sneaky! But tbh we’ll take any Star Wars info we can get at the minute.

In the GQ interview, Driver also talked about how nervous he got watching his performance in the earlier movie.

He said: “When I watched the premiere, I felt sick to my stomach… Immediately, I thought I was going to puke.

“I just knew what was coming – I kill Harrison Ford – and I didn’t know how this audience of 2,000 people was going to respond to it, you know?”

Star Wars: The Last Jedi comes out on Friday, December 15, 2017

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