Friday, July 21, 2017

TGIF FEATURE: A glimpse of Kelly Lee Tran in 'The Last Jedi'

Kelly Marie Tran will star in the 'The Last Jedi.'

WE'RE GETTING more excited about The last Jedi, the 8th installment in the Star Wars nine-movie swashbuckling space saga.

The behind-the-scenes clip released recently guves us a glimpse of Star Wars latest heroic figure played by Vietnamese American Kelly Marie Tran, 28, who is a relative unknown. But fr the part, she had to beat out some of Hollywood's big names such as Tatiana Maslany, Olivia Cooke, Anna Kendrick and Gina Rodriguez 

Not too much is known about Tran's character's role in the Resistance, except that her name is Rose and she is not one of the more glamorous fighter pilots or mysterious jedi. She's just a maintenance person. Somehow, she gets pulled into playing a bigger role in upending the evil Empire.

"I was geeking out," said Tran upon seeing the clip. "It's so cool."
From the clip, we can see that she is very much involved in the plotline and will play a significant role in the telling of the story.

During the 5-month audition process, casting directors were looking for an actress who had chemistry with key character Finn played by John Boyega, hinting that there might be some interaction between the two. A love interest, perhaps?

“The dynamic between them is very interesting,” Boyega told ET. “Finn sees a lot of himself in her, and she’s still trying to figure out her place. She’s not a soldier. She’s not a pilot. She’s trying to figure out what can she impart that’s important to the good fight. And so they both have to figure that out together.”

As for Tran, she told ET that she couldn’t believe that she’s now part of the Star Wars world. “Part of me was like, ‘Is this a dream? Pinch myself. Is this a dream?’ That’s kind of been the last two years of my life, a dream,” the actress said.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set to be released in December, 2017,