Speaking with Josh Gad on Jimmy Kimmel dwell, Ridley admitted: “At the start, there was toying with an Obi-Wan connection.
“There had been totally different variations. Then it actually went to that she was no-one.
“And then it got here to Episode IX and JJ [Abrams] pitched me the movie and was like, ‘Oh yeah, Palpatine’s granddaddy.’
“I used to be like, ‘Awesome.’ And then two weeks later he was like, ‘Oh, we’re unsure.’ So it saved altering.”