Last week, Daisy Ridley seemingly announced in an interview that she would not continue playing Rey after Star Wars: Episode IX. However, the actor has now clarified her remarks, explaining that she doesn't actually know if she'll be in future installments.
"Misquoted. I was misquoted," Ridley told ComicBook. "I was asked -- by the way, at the end of a very long day, at the end of a very long shoot — I was asked how I felt going forward. And I said, in my mind, the story finishes at Episode IX.
"To me, Star Wars is in threes. [Episodes] IV, V, VI; I, II, III; VII, VIII, IX," Ridley continued. "So, for me, that's what I was signing on to; VII, VIII, IX. So that's really what I was answering. And I think, for now -- I'm not saying forever. Obviously, Rey will always be Rey... and obviously I don't know what happens in Episode IX, or even if I'm in it. But for now I think it would be -- To me, IX was always the end of this chapter. So, it's not me going 'I don't want to.' It's just that's what I always pictured."
Ridley's statement doesn't necessarily reveal whether Rey will appear in more Star Wars films after Episode IX. The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson is slated to direct a new trilogy, so there's a chance that those films will explore some aspect of Rey's past or future. However, right now that is currently unknown. As Johnson's trilogy will set to step away from the Skywalker family, Rey's parentage -- which will be revealed in The Last Jedi -- may play a role in whether or not she'll appear in the future.
Written and directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens December 15 and stars Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke, Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, Lupita Nyong'o as Maz Kanata, Benicio Del Toro as ‘DJ’, Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico, Laura Dern as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, and the late Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa.