Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Promises a Skilled but Not-as-Confident Rey

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November 19, 2019  03:44 PM



Rey might seem more capable in the trailers for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, however, Daisy Ridley says that the Jakku Orphan isn’t that all confident about herself in the upcoming film.

Speaking in an interview with Entertainment Weekly to help promote Episode IX, Daisy Ridley talks about Rey and the level that she’s at when fans get to see her in the third and final entry in Lucasfilm’s Star Wars sequel trilogy.

While Rey has made some progress in her Jedi training in The Rise of Skywalker, she isn’t that confident in herself.

“I have skills that have developed, but ‘confident’ isn’t a word I’d use to describe it,” Ridley tells the entertainment news outlet, “She’s definitely more in control of everything and can do new fun stuff, but she’s vulnerable and a little insecure about at all.”

Her Jedi training isn’t the only thing that comes into play in the film. It seems like Rey is going to have even more skill in Episode IX because director J.J. Abrams hints that the heroine will be able to use some of the skills she learned when she was scavenging on Jakku.

“The scavenger who is desperate and haggling for portions and trying to survive [in Force Awakens] — those special skills and that special experience ends up being something that is essential to saving the galaxy,” the filmmaker hints.

While fans have come to love Rey, one of the biggest complaints about the character is the insane level of skill that she possesses despite her limited training. In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rey has no training at all, yet she’s able to do so many things with the help of the Force.

Let’s hope that Rey’s ability matches the training that she’s been doing in The Rise of Skywalker.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker premieres December 20, 2019.

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