Kelly Marie Tran has been teasing fans and the media about her character Rose Tico’s role in the upcoming Star Wars movie, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
According to Digital Spy, Tran says Rose will be more involved in the resistance than she was in The Last Jedi.
“Before, Rose was a new character who was in maintenance and she was not a huge part of the resistance,” Tran told Digital Spy. “But now she’s in the resistance in a big way and it’s very cool.”
Since character descriptions were released for The Rise of Skywalker in September, fans have speculated that Rose could play a bigger role.
According to Comic Book, the description reads: “Rose has risen through the ranks from lowly engineering support crew to military commander. She leads the Engineering Corps in making the necessary modifications to keep the Resistance’s gear operational, as well as countering new advancements in First Order technology.”
Tran told Digital Spy that she had to do more training for The Rise of Skywalker than she did in The Last Jedi.
“I had to learn everything that had to do with being in a war, like holding a gun,” Tran said. “I’ve never held a gun before. Things like that, that you don’t even think about when you’re watching this movie. We’re all real people living real lives.”
After the release of The Last Jedi, Tran was bullied on social media because Star Wars fans were unhappy with her character. Now, many fans hope that Rose will be treated more respectfully after The Rise of Skywalker is released.
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