Just putting my two cents on this stupid drama even though most of the awesome reylo fam have stated this.
Rian: “no one-to-one equivalent of the Han-to-Leia, burning, unrequited love. In our story, that’s not a centerpiece.”
Using common sense and not reaching like petty cough ant*s cough you can pretty much understand what he said.
1. no one-to-one equivalent of the Han-to-Leia ➜ He’s bluntly stating there is no carbon copy version of HanLeia in VIII, nor should there be.
2. burning, unrequited love.➜ If you’ve done your research, you’d know Rian is prequel defender. You know he’s not talking about HanLeia. There’s nothing in their whole relationship that was unrequited, Which OTP is he talking about which had “burning, unrequited love” in the prequel trilogy? ANIDALA. Anakin had an unrequited, burning love for Padme during most off EP II. She was rejecting him until the end of the film.
3. In our story, that’s not a centerpiece. ➜ Rian’s basically saying neither HanLeia or Anidala’s relationships are even remotely similar to the new (reylo/ also counting finnrose) relationship VIII. “that’s not a centerpiece” What does centerpiece mean?“an item or issue intended to be a focus of attention.” In contrast to Ep II, where the love-story was the main focus. Does that mean there will be no romance? NO. Because he did not state that.
This is perhaps the best news for Reylo Fam because, Kylo in the general public is still not viewed in favorable light. He killed his father and has done heinous acts, all reminiscing of his grandfather. He’s not fleshed out enough for the general audience to side with him completely. They don’t read canon metas, databanks, books (like bloodline) like we do. We’re ahead of the pack a bit too much, so, to expect romance between Kylo and Rey so fast, it’s not what we should have. Kylo has to have full redemption arc. We need to see much more of his struggle against the light, more on his background, why he turned to the dark side. Adam Driver stated “Humanity” when asked about how Kylo was going to be like in VIII. Same with Rey, we need her to be fleshed out a bit more. More of her struggles as an orphan. Both of their struggles, shown throughout the film. This will strengthen the connection between them. CONNECTION. This is where Rian is headed towards. A deep, fulfilling, perplexing connection they will have. They’re both tortured souls, both longing to belong. Carrie saying Rey is very forgiving. FORGIVENESS. It’s the meaning of Star Wars. Forgiving and pushing forward. Rey’s forgiveness and Kylo’s humanity.
Remember these lovely Rian J tweets?↴
The Red String of Fate (simplified Chinese: 姻缘红线; traditional Chinese: 姻緣紅線; pinyin: Yīnyuán hóngxiàn), also referred to as the Red String of Marriage, and other variants, is an East Asian belief originating from Chinese legend. According to this myth, the gods tie an invisible red cord around the ankles of those that are destined to meet one another in a certain situation or help each other in a certain way. Often, in Japanese and Korean culture, it is thought to be tied around the little finger. According to Chinese legend, the deity in charge of "the red thread” is believed to be Yuè Xià Lǎorén (月下老人), often abbreviated to Yuè Lǎo (月老), the old lunar matchmaker god, who is in charge of marriages.
The two people connected by the red thread are destined lovers, regardless of place, time, or circumstances. This magical cord may stretch or tangle, but never break. This myth is similar to the Western concept of soulmate or a destined flame.
and in relation to that, this gem from Kylo’s canon databank
❝ He sensed his destiny and Rey’s were somehow intertwined, but how?❞
Something BIG is gonna happen in the trilogy, and it will be done in the slow-burner process. Deeper than any other OTP from the SW saga, it’s the first of it’s kind… It will change SW, bring the balance and cement the force-bond theory for the first time in the sw movies… Reylo.