Daisy Ridley not cool with romance for 'Star Wars' character Rey

REUTERS  Peter Nicholls Daisy Ridley arrives for the British Academy of Film and Television Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London Britain

REUTERS Peter Nicholls Daisy Ridley arrives for the British Academy of Film and Television Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London Britain

Daisy Ridley cried when she was told the original plan for her character in "Star Wars: Episode IX".

Written and directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran and Benicio del Toro.

Moreover, Rey learned the truth from Kylo Ren, who is not exactly the most trustworthy person in the world. Another new development that few saw coming, but was actually somewhat well-received, was the teased romantic connection between Rey and Poe Dameron. (The diehards in the audience will know that the pair did in fact meet in the novelization of TFA, but whatever.) Their exchange is brief, but given how much Poe and Rey are smiling when they introduce themselves - and the fact that the moment came complete with the two most romantic words in Star Wars: "I know." - it was enough to get the rumor mill churning.

REUTERS/Peter NichollsDaisy Ridley arrives for the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) at the Royal Albert Hall in London, Britain. [Abrams], but I did another film this year that is not romantic [Murder On the Orient Express], and I think it's wonderful to have relationships that are not romantic. So, I think, hopefully, if Rey and Poe get to have some scenes together and stuff that there will be intimacy, but I think, for me, it doesn't have to be romantic.

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Check out the entire interview on MTime, then let us know if what you think Rey should do.

If there was one thing that The Last Jedi had going for it, it was that it set up a lot.

Arguably the biggest takeaway from Ridley's quote is that neither Rey nor Poe are yearning for a romantic subplot to make them whole - Lucasfilm's current crop of characters is already pretty nuanced and complex without the need to employ impassioned love stories. Romance is a part of Star Wars. The prequel trilogies had Anakin (Hayden Christensen) and Padme's (Natalie Portman) affair, which was in contradiction with the Jedi religion. Heck, some people are even shipping Rey and Kylo after their highly emotional force conversations in The Last Jedi, so who knows what direction her love life will take.

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