Who Is Daisy Ridley? Meet The Newest Star Wars Star

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Who Is Rey?
Looking back on the original Star Wars trilogy, you’ll notice something a bit irksome: female characters are almost non-existent. This is one of the few areas that the prequels actually improved upon, and it appears that Rey will be leading the charge in this regard for the future of Star Wars films. Footage has suggested that she has a central role in the plot of The Force Awakens, and why the filmmakers and actress have been as hush-hush as possible, we have learned some key details about who she is.

While it was originally suggested by the rumor mill that she lives on the planet Tatooine, the truth is that Rey lives on a completely different desert planet: Jakku. From what we’ve seen, the place is basically a dumping ground for old spaceships – but those ships also happen to be Rey’s trade. She is a scavenger who goes into the vessels to find parts that she can either use or sell. Daisy Ridley has described her character as being self-sufficient and solitary – but it’s after a chance encounter with a stranger that she finds herself vaulted deep into the beloved sci-fi saga. It’s been heavily hinted that this partner is John Boyega’s Finn, who is a Stormtrooper for the First Order who winds up getting stranded and ultimately going rogue.

That’s how Rey’s adventure in the Star Wars universe will begin, but what hasn’t been made clear is exactly where the journey will take her. We know that she will eventually find herself teaming up with Han Solo and Chewbacca, flying around in the Millennium Falcon and getting in all kinds of dangerous situations, but exactly why she is doing all of it has been kept a purposeful mystery. The marketing for the film is steadfastly refusing to give away anything notable about the plot of the The Force Awakens, so we’ll just have to patiently wait and see how Rey’s story winds up unfolding on the big screen.
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