Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Actor Hoped for More Romance Between Finn and Jannah

Credit: Lucasfilm

Credit: Lucasfilm


Throughout the sequel trilogy, Star Wars fans were curious about Finn's romantic interests, whether or not his relationship would go further with either Rey, Rose, and even Poe. However, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker introduced a newcomer named Jannah, played by Naomi Ackie, who wishes that her character could have developed a connection with the former Stormtrooper.

"I remember us being on set and trying to get [director] J.J. [Abrams] to let us do more romantically charged stuff on set," Ackie told Entertainment Tonight. "And, obviously, it didn't work for the story but we were just like, 'Oh my gosh,' the chemistry is so good that we just wanted to play with it more.'"

"We had so much fun doing that. My best days were with John on that set," she added. "It was cool, there could have been something there. But then, oh my gosh, that's Finn with like three love interests. That's a lot of ladies."

Ackie revealed that they were "throwing in lines here and there" since Finn and Jannah's characters are so "interlinked." However, the actor pointed out that the characters are already established along with a storyline. "So by the end, you go, 'Oh, yeah, that's definitely the way it's going,'" she added, "But me and John were just really cheeky on set, so we were like, 'J.J., let us do it. Let's just do it and if it falls on the cutting room floor, it falls on the cutting room floor. Let's just try it out anyway.'"

It's unclear when Ackie's Jannah will make her return to the galaxy far, far away, but given the ending scene where she embarks on a journey with Lando to find her home, there's no doubt that fans will get to learn more about the character in the future.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is available to stream on Disney+.

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