Star Wars fans have been debating ‘Reylo’ for years now, and Daisy Ridley has promised that The Rise of Skywalker will not skim over the highly debated issue of whether there will be a romantic relationship between Rey and Kylo Ren.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Daisy Ridley reveals that the concept is definitely brought up in film:
“J.J. does deal with [it]. It’s a very complex issue. People talk about toxic relationships and whatever it is. It’s no joke and I think it’s dealt with really well because it’s not skimmed over.”
To say it’s a ‘complex issue’ is putting it lightly, considering the events of the The Force Awakens that ended with the death of Han Solo and Rey inflicting a huge scar across Kylo Ren’s face. Follow that up with Rey’s decision to reject him, instead choosing to save and stay with her friends in The Last Jedi, and it’s clear that any kind of romantic connection would not come easy in the final film.
Daisy also admitted that she is well aware of the shipping, and that she enjoys listening to people’s theories:
“It does not bother me, people writing theories. It’s really fun hearing them. Plus, because I know what’s sort of going to happen, I think it’ll be really interesting to see people’s reaction to [the final film]. Obviously, there’s this whole Reylo thing and some people are very passionate about it, some aren’t.”
The Last Jedi certainly ratcheted up that passion among fans, some of whom have been debating ‘Reylo’ since The Force Awakens. It’s an intriguing relationship that has left fans desperate to know what will become of Rey and Kylo Ren’s connection by the end of the Skywalker Saga.
Thanks to Daisy Ridley, we know that fans will get an answer one way or another when The Rise of Skywalker arrives on December 19, 2019.