Star Wars: The Force Awakens was loved by fans and critics alike and became one of the highest-grossing films of all time, but upon its release some fans accused its heroine, Rey, of being too flawless.
Ridley responded to the criticism and said she found the use of the term Mary Sue confusing. I think Rey is incredibly vulnerable, and nothing she's doing is for the greater good. "Just sit tight on that question" she commented. "So for me, I was just confused", said Ridley. And everyone was saying that Luke had the exact same thing. "The Mary Sue thing in itself is sexist because it's the name of a woman".
She noted that the main reason she ditched was that she didn't have anything to post, but also, she had been going through a hard time - though "nothing huge" - and just wasn't feeling herself.
Alleged Mary Sue types are supposedly "an unrealistically talented or ideal female character" with Rey charged as being "too skilled and too flawless to be a realistic Star Wars character" as described by Entertainment Weekly. "She would ultimately be my great-grandma; no, she would be my grandma". The only thing that really separates Rey from the Skywalkers is her gender.
When the actress was asked whether she could be related to Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness/Ewan McGregor) instead, Ridley neither admitted nor denied the speculation.
So far, the most notable "Star Wars: Episode 8" spoilers include the big reveal on Rey's parentage and return of popular character Yoda. Narrated by Ridley, who also served as executive producer, the film tells the winning story of Aisholpan, a 13-year-old Kazakh girl training to be her family's first female eagle hunter in 12 generations. So far the only detail that is known about "Star Wars: Episode VIII" is the release date which is on December 15, 2017.
"Star Wars 8" have been receiving a lot of questions, teasers and or just simple rumors from their fans who can not wait for this movie to be released.