In what is probably the saddest piece of The Last Jedi news we’ll actually get before the movie drops, ladies and gentlemen, I regret to inform you: Rey, the new hero of the Star Wars saga, has no time for porgs.
Speaking to USA Today, Daisy Ridley confirmed this shocking—shocking—news, because when you’re talking to one of the Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s stars, there is nothing more important to ask about than her stance on porgs. The actress herself adores the galaxy far, far away’s latest loveable furballs, remarking that a plush toy version is “bringing a lot of pleasure right now” to her, and noting that working with the animatronic creatures on set was “wonderful.” But when it comes to Rey as a character, she’s got allegedly more important things to focus on in her life instead of adorable space birds:
Rey, honestly, is too wrapped up in her own journey to pay attention to porgs. Which is a sad thing.
Oh fine, Rey. Go learn the ways of the Jedi and save the galaxy or whatever. Just don’t try to think either of those things are more important than porgs! Because if we’ve learned one thing in the run up to The Last Jedi, nothing is more important. Or more imporgtant, really.