J.J. Abrams Describes Kylo and Rey Relationship as a ‘Brother-Sister Thing’ on 'Star Wars'

December 24, 2019
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*Spoiler Alert: This post contains spoilers from “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”

While “that” kiss between Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) in the final “Stars Wars” installment may have seemed very romantic, director and co-writer J.J. Abrams doesn’t see it that way. At least, not fully.

According to IndieWire, Abrams clarified his views on Rey and Kylo’s (ship name “Reylo”) relationship following a screening of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science.

“There is as much of a brother-sister thing between Rey and Kylo Ren as there is a romantic thing,” Abrams told the audience. “So it’s not like literally a sexual, romantic thing, but it’s more like they’re bound together in this movie in a crazy, spiritual way that, again, felt romantic to me.”

Many fans who have been rooting for the pairing would likely disagree claiming that the passionate kiss was far from “brother-sister” love and more of a romantic climax to their relationship before Kylo’s imminent death.

However, this isn’t the first scene that Abrams had to clarify following the film’s debut at midnight on Friday that contradicts what fans believe.

Another relationship moment that he explained during the same screening focused on Rey and Finn (John Boyega) and their near-death experience.

While the film never revealed what Finn was planning on telling Rey when he believed they were going to die, many fans assumed he was going to tell her that he loved her.

According to IndieWire, Abrams rejected that theory admitting that Rey’s confession was going to be that he is Force-sensitive.

You can see “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” playing in theaters now to make up your own mind.

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