Vanity Fair: J.J. Abrams on The Rise of Skywalker Connection Between Rey and Kylo Ren

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Vanity Fair continues their weekly coverage of The Rise of Skywalker today with director J.J. Abrams examining the relationship between Rey and Kylo Ren, a topic that has been dissected/discussed/debated in so many ways its hard to keep track of all the lines of thinking. This is a Sequel Trilogy storyline (along with the real truth behind Rey’s parentage) that has garnered headlines ever since we were introduced to both of these characters in The Force Awakens.

Will Episode IX set the record straight on this Force-filled connection? We’ll find out soon enough in just a few shorts weeks. Check out an excerpt from Vanity Fair’s piece copied below and then take the supplied source link for the rest of the article.

VF’s article from yesterday was centered around learning more about the backstories of Finn and other main characters from the film.

In a new interview with Vanity Fair, Rise of Skywalker director J.J. Abrams described Kylo Ren and Rey as polarizing figures for each other. They are drawn to each other, their fates entwined, not because they are similar, but because they are such stark opposites.

“They’re stronger, but because each is stronger, so is their adversary,” Abrams said. The characters are “connected in this profound way, drawn to each other, curious about each other, knowledgeable about each other.”

“They also are, by definition, working on opposite sides of things,” he added. “And so the dichotomy of those characters is the thing that, for me, is most fascinating.”