Actress Daisy Ridley shocked fans with new information about her “Star Wars” character Rey Skywalker on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” In the film it is revealed that Rey is the granddaughter of the evil Emperor Palpatine, but Ridley said that wasn’t always the case.
Ridley said that producer J.J. Abrams vacillated between having which family Rey should belong to. “At the beginning they were toying with an Obi-Wan connection,” said Ridley. “There were different versions, and then it really went to that she was no one.”
Ridley shot most of the trilogy not knowing who her grandparents were until the end. “Even while we were filming I wasn't sure what the answer was going to be,” she said. “It kept changing.”