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.
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.