Daisy Ridley Shoots Down ‘Star Wars’ Rumor About Rey’s Parents

Fans speculate that “Rogue One: A Star Wars” story will reveal the origin of “The Force Awakens” heroine

Last Updated: April 11, 2016 @ 9:13 AM

Sorry, “Star Wars” fans, but “Rogue One” rebel Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) is not Rey’s mother.

At least that’s what “The Force Awakens” star Daisy Ridley says.

“I’m not being funny you guys, but just because she’s white and got brown hair … it doesn’t mean she’s my mom,” Ridley told MTV. Ridley even went so far as to say that she doesn’t think Rey’s lineage is an important part of the story.

“I think the amazing thing about [Episode VII] is that Finn and Rey don’t come from anywhere, and they find a place,” she said. “So to me, it’s funny that people think it’s so important, because I don’t really think it is.”

Now this could all be an effort on Ridley’s part to avoid spoilers for future movies, so for now fans will have to keep speculating on Rey’s true parentage.

“Rogue One,” set before the events of the original “Star Wars” film, follows a ragtag band of Rebels who set out to steal the plans to the Death Star, which sets the stage for the events of “A New Hope.”

The 100-second trailer for the film released on Thursday focuses on Felicity Jones as a soldier named Jyn Erso who’s commissioned by the Rebel Alliance to investigate the Empire’s new superweapon and help determine how to take it out.

“Rogue One” is directed by Gareth Edwards (“Godzilla,” “Monsters”) and stars Jones, Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Diego Luna and Forest Whitaker.

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