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Kelly Marie Tran Looks Back on Her Star Wars Experience

Discussion in 'SWNN News Feed' started by SWNN Probe, May 19, 2022.

  1. SWNN Probe

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    Kelly Marie Tran has spoken about the highs and lows about her time playing Rose Tico in Star Wars films The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker.



    In an engrossing interview with StarWars.com, Kelly Marie Tran talked about her approach to playing Rose and how much of her own culture influenced that.



    Kelly also discussed the early stages of her acting career before she got her big break with The Last Jedi. Sadly, her ambitions were rather modest due to cultural issues of the time, and she never thought in her wildest dreams she'd star in a Star Wars film.



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    As the interviewer notes, the achievement of becoming the first Asian lead in a Star Wars film brings its own pressures. Kelly elaborates on the highs of landing the gig coupled with having to overcome that pressure.



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    Unfortunately, being in the spotlight to that degree can be a double-edged sword. For all the excitement about being in Star Wars, Kelly was subjected to horrific abuse on social media. She touched on both of those extremes here.



    Kelly still hasn't left Star Wars behind entirely; she reprised the role of Rose Tico in the LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special. She has continued her career in impressive fashion since Star Wars; she voiced the protagonist in the excellent Raya and The Last Dragon for Disney, an animated film steeped in East Asian cultures. Her upcoming films include Me, Myself & The Void and The Young Wife, the first of which is scheduled to release later this year.



    You can read the full interview on StarWars.com, which delves deeper into details about Kelly Marie Tran's early life before she arrived in a galaxy far, far away.



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    I feel sorry for Kelly Marie Tran. The issues with her character in TLJ weren't her fault. The audience simply reacted negatively to the way her character got shoehorned into the second film and put a kabosh on the Rey-Finn dynamic from the first film.

    I am all for increasing representation of different ethnicities in the SW Universe. But there's a right way and a wrong way to go about it.
     
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    Totally off-topic but I don't remember Billie Lourd wearing that camo poncho in TROS..... some serious Leia ROTJ vibes right there, especially with the hairstyle. Very nice homage.
     
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    She could be a good fit for a Star Wars based kids show like a Mr. Rogers or Sesame Street. (old U.S.public broadcasting tv shows)
     
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