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Just as Daisy Ridley is the breakout star of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, her character Rey is the breakout star of Star Wars fandom. In part, that’s because of Ridley’s perfect performance, which really makes you believe a desert-planet orphan could have that much untapped Force within her

But in large part, that’s because Rey delivers a hefty dollop of something Star Wars has always thrived on: mystery. At the beginning of the movie, you’re wondering who this intriguing scavenger is. At the exact midpoint, you’re floored by her strange, terrible and all-too-real lightsaber vision. And at the end, you’re led to think: Wait, is she …? Read more…

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