Adam Driver Hints At The Connection Between Kylo Ren And Rey In 'The Last Jedi'

The actor let slip what could be a key detail

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The real identity of Rey remains one of the biggest secrets in the Star Wars universe. Who are her parents? Where did she come from? Why was she abandoned on a desert planet, left to trade scraps for one-half food portions? Some of those answers will likely be answered in the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but in a new cover story for Rolling Stone, Adam Driver, who plays the Jedi-turned-dark side Kylo Ren, hints at his character's connection to Rey.

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As Rolling Stone reports:

He refuses to see his character as bratty. "There is a little bit of an elitist, royalty thing going on," he says, reminding us that the character's estranged mom is "the princess. I think he's aware of maybe the privilege." He does acknowledge playing Kylo Ren younger than his own age of 34: "I don't want to say how much younger, 'cause people will read into it. . . ." He flushes, and later says he regrets mentioning it at all. If it's a plot spoiler, it's unclear exactly how, unless it's related to his unexplained connection to Rey. The two apparently spend serious time together in this film. "The relationship between Kylo and Rey is awesome," says Ridley, whom Driver calls a "great scene partner," apparently one of his highest compliments.

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As we know from the early trailers, Rey and Kylo have a few key scenes together, which seem to hint that he tries to draw the hero over to the dark side. His comments about his character's age could it could hint at some relationship between him and Rey. There are a few theories out there about who her parents could be, including the Skywalkers or possibly some sort of Kenobi relation. But given the age question, if she is close to Kylo's age, she could be directly related to the Solos—maybe even his sibling or twin.

In Esquire's latest cover story, star Adam Driver talked about the surreal experience of watching himself in The Force Awakens—he doesn't normally watch the films in which he stars—because of all the special effects added after they shoot.

"The thing with Star Wars is that they're like, 'Trust us, there is space behind you.' Or 'Trust us, your lightsaber will work.' So a part of the impulse in wanting to see it is because there is so much visual shit going on that I didn't know what was happening. You know what's happening in While We're Young, you know? I did it. We're in a bike shop. With Star Wars, it's like, 'This is . . . where you meet Snoke.' And I'm like, 'Okay, it's kind of like a cave. I get it.' Or 'Oh, that looks like Andy Serkis. I can't tell.'"

Driver also told Esquire he's undecided on whether he'll watch The Last Jedi.

From: Esquire