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Adam Driver Drops Big Clue About Rey's Parents In The Last Jedi

Contains potential spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Adam Driver may play the villainous Kylo Ren in the Star Wars galaxy, but he's a hero to anyone looking for spoilers about The Last Jedi.

During an interview with GQ, Driver spoke about the evolution of his character and Kylo Ren's relationship with Rey, played by Daisy Ridley. While the mystery of Rey's parentage is one of the closest-guarded secrets going into the upcoming sequel to The Force Awakens, Driver may have revealed a significant hint.

"I remember the initial conversations about having things 'skinned'," Driver said. "Peeling away layers to evolve into other people, and the person Kylo's pretending to be on the outside is not who he is. He's a vulnerable kid who doesn't know where to put his energy, but when he puts his mask on, suddenly, he's playing a role. J.J. [Abrams] had that idea initially and I think Rian [Johnson] took it to the next level... You have, also, the hidden identity of this princess who's hiding who she really is so she can survive and Kylo Ren and her hiding behind these artifices."

It's entirely possible that Driver simply didn't mean to refer to Rey as a "princess." He could've misspoke. But if he didn't, it's a game-changer. 

It would mean that Rey is royalty and she knows it. Could it be that she's the daughter of Leia Organa? That's certainly been a popular theory and it would definitely explain why she and Kylo Ren (her potential brother or half-brother) seem to have some sort of intangible connection. That would also make her the niece of Luke Skywalker and granddaughter of Darth Vader, and if you look at everything through that lens, a lot of The Force Awakens make more sense. After all, the Skywalker family lightsaber does speak to her and she's exceptionally powerful when it comes to the Force.

Director Rian Johnson told Good Morning America that we'll absolutely learn about Rey's parents in The Last Jedi, which lands in theaters on Dec. 15.