Lana Condor is known for playing Jubilee in X-Men: Apocalypse but she originally had her eye on a role in a different major franchise. The To All The Boys I've Loved Before star has just opened up about losing the part of Rose Tico in the Star Wars sequel trilogy films to Kelly Marie Tran.
Condor had previously confirmed that she auditioned for the role of Rose in Star Wars: The Last Jedi but lost out to Tran. In a new interview with Yahoo!, the Deadly Class actress reveals just how close she was to taking the role in the film.
"I was down to the last two of the last three [people] for Star Wars," Condor admitted.
Although most people would feel resentful about being passed over for a role, Condor stated that it "makes so much more sense for [Tran] to play" the character. She also confirmed that she actually got to work with one of the major actors in the film.
"I read with John Boyega. I did all the reads and the chemistry [tests] and the director [meetings]. That one was brutal just because it's Star Wars," Condor said.
Being rejected by a huge franchise would be depressing for anyone and Condor did admit that it was "heartbreaking", she's still grateful she didn't work on a Star Wars film. After all, she ended up headlining a truly successful Netflix film trilogy in the end. Looks like it all worked out in the end for Condor after all.
Condor will return in To All the Boys: Always and Forever, the third film in the To All The Boys I've Loved Before saga. The movie will premiere on Netflix on February 12.