Saturday, October 22, 2016

Daisy Ridley Discusses Backlash Over Lack of Rey Toys Following 'The Force Awakens'

By: Dominic Jones

Daisy Ridley has been out and about this week promoting her new film The Eagle Huntress, a documentary she narrates, and of course there has been a lot of Star Wars talk.  At a screening of The Eagle Huntress in LA, Ridley was asked by press about a the lack of Rey toys following the release of The Force Awakens, as well as fan theories about who Rey's parents might be.

When asked by Collider about the lack of Rey toys, Ridley responded,
“I think when it really became a big thing is when J.J. [Abrams] talked about Monopoly. There had been conversations long before that that I was having with people because I didn’t really understand what was going on. And John Boyega in fact told me that he had written to someone and I was like, ‘huh’ because he is more of a toy person than I am. Moving forward I think what they’re planning—I’ve been told what the plan is for next year and it’s really cool, really exciting.”

She also stated that she's been involved in the conversation regarding the future of Rey merchandise,
“Interestingly, I had a meeting yesterday about merchandise and what’s happening going forward, so I had a lot of questions that were answered and some, you know, issues.”

Ridley was also asked, by Vulture, about a few fan theories regarding Rey's parents.  The first, once again, being that Jyn Erso is her mother, to which Ridley replied,
“I mean, I think historically it wouldn’t work, because she is … Darth Vader is there …  so she would ultimately be my great-grandma; no, she would be my grandma.  I mean it could happen, especially in a galaxy far, far away."

Another theory that was run past Ridley, was that she is a relative of Obi-Wan Kenobi.  She responded by saying,
“We will see in a year.  Just sit tight on that question.”

You can read the entire interviews Ridley over at Collider and Vulture.

Ridley's film, The Eagle Huntress, hits theaters on November 2nd.  Check out the trailer below,

Star Wars Episode VIII hits theatres on December 15th, 2017

Sources: Collider, Vulture

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