20 Dec 2017 5:37 PM +00:00 UTC

Watch: Featurette On How Kelly Marie Tran Got Cast As Rose In Star Wars The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi character introduced us to Kelly Marie Tran’s Rose Tico, and a lot of fans have embraced her (and her sister Paige) into the universe. A new featurette has come out on Tran’s journey of being cast in Star Wars, and  I’d say that director Rian Johnson had cast Tran perfectly.

Check it out:

The whole process was basically looking for someone who had great chemistry with Finn, and I remember stories where Tran didn’t even know that she was auditioning for Star Wars at first. Nevertheless, I thought her character was perfect, and I love how she’s just another average soldier of the Resistance, not some powerful warrior or hotshot pilot.

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Tran has said that she has no idea if she’ll be in Episode IX or not, but counting one her popularity with fans, I sure hope she comes back! The end of the movie left us with just a handful of Resistance soldiers, and I would love for the movies to give more focus on the underdogs of the galaxy. You go, Rose Tico.

 

Catch Tran as Rose in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, now in theaters.

See Also: Wisecrack: The Philosophy And Themes Behind Star Wars The Last Jedi