The legendary Jedi Luke Skywalker has turned into a bit of a bit of an asshole by the time Rey begins working with him in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. And, while that sucks, Rey should have known that meeting your heroes rarely goes as well as you imagine.
Rey actor Daisy Ridley told Entertainment Weekly in an interview published Wednesday that Luke brushes Rey off at first at the beginning of The Last Jedi. That isn’t something a person with abandonment issues (cough Rey cough) is probably going to handle too well.
According to Ridley, Rey immediately thinks of Han Solo when she first meets Luke, and realizes: “‘Oh my God, this other man that I lost within a couple days was somewhat of a father figure. Now [Han’s] gone, and instead I’m with this grumpy guy on an island who doesn’t want me here.’”
But, Ridley admits, Rey places some huge expectations on Luke. Here’s this role model who’s supposed to be able to teach her to control these new-found powers — the ones she thought were a myth until about 6 hours before discovering she had them — and he’s been living as a hermit. In fact, he’s been living with force-sensitive creatures who undoubtedly have fewer expectations of him than an over-eager, hard-headed girl.
Basically, Rey’s relationship with Luke will be nowhere nears as smooth as Luke’s relationship with his own first master, Obi-Wan Kenobi, was. Whereas Obi-Wan was waiting for Luke to be ready, Luke’s been trying to separate himself from his Jedi past.
Though, it’s still unclear why, exactly Luke’s so determined for the Jedi to end. Star Wars fans will probably have to wait on those answers.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi premieres in theaters on December 15.