During her Facebook live interview, Daisy Ridley discussed in-depth her character of Rey. One such area they explored was the weaknesses of the character, and Daisy made some interesting analysis of her perceptions of Rey:
According to star Daisy Ridley, she doesn’t even consider Rey to have any weaknesses.
“I don’t really believe in weaknesses in people,” Ridley shared during a Facebook Live event. “Because I think you can’t decide what’s good and what’s bad in a person because everything makes the whole and the whole is greater than the sum of the parts, as we know. I for sure think people can work on themselves, with things like anger and jealousy, maybe things like that, but that’s workable, that’s not something that’s fixed that can’t be changed. You can work on that. And I don’t think she’s those things.”
During the Q&A, one fan implied that Rey’s weakness was her focus on her parents and desire to reconnect with them, which Ridley disagreed with.
“I do not think that is a weakness. Great question, but I don’t think that is a weakness,” Ridley noted. “I think longing for something, there’s usually a reason you’re longing for it. Even though she’s very hopeful about moving forward, there’s clearly some stuff that she needs to put to bed and that is all going to help her, moving forward. So I don’t think that’s a weakness. I think it’s a wonderful…again, sort of adds to the brilliant hopefulness that, what may have happened wasn’t so bad. Like, that she wasn’t just left there by these awful people. And, also, it leads her on this amazing journey. That’s part of the whole thing. She wouldn’t have gone. I think she wouldn’t have stayed if she didn’t really want that. She wouldn’t have had the moment with Luke and all of the other amazing stuff that happened.”