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Anna Awards Announced for AAPI Actors, Movies, TV and More

posted by Ed Diokno

 

‘The Big Sick’ has the honor of winning the 2018 Best Asian/American Movie Award.

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

It’s awards season. The Golden Globes were just handed out. The writers, actors and directors will be handing out its yearly awards. The Grammys are coming soon, the Academy Awards will be announced.… Read more

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How Kelly Marie Tran Became The Last Jedi’s Rose Tico

posted by Randall
Kelly Marie Tran chemistry read

Kelly Marie Tran auditions with John Boyega

I keep hearing great things about Kelly Marie Tran’s performance in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

“Amazing,” is how my daughter described Kelly

“Slays the role,” wrote AsAmNews Sophia Whittemore.

“Breakout,” said Variety.

I must be the last person on earth who hasn’t seen The Last Jedi yet. … Read more

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Dec 16, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on What I Took from The Last Jedi and the Newest Asian American Member of the Resistance

What I Took from The Last Jedi and the Newest Asian American Member of the Resistance

posted by Sophia Whittemore
Star Wars, the Last Jedi

By David Holt via Flickr Creative Commons

By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Staff Writer

Somewhere, in a galaxy relatively close by,  actress Kelly Marie Tran absolutely slays her role as the newest member of the Resistance in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. 

I saw the film yesterday, and without revealing any deadly spoilers, I would like … Read more

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Nov 21, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Star Wars Lead Hopes to Break Representation Barrier

Star Wars Lead Hopes to Break Representation Barrier

posted by Gabi Wy

Kelly Marie Tran almost gave up acting before she landed a lead role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

“There was absolutely a moment,” Tran told Entertainment Weekly. “When I turned 25, I had been at it for some years and I was struggling to pay my bills. I was tired. I had been … Read more

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Aug 12, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Star Wars’ Asian Heroines Get Action Figures

Star Wars’ Asian Heroines Get Action Figures

posted by Randall

Kelly Marie Tran with John Boyega

Rose Tico (Kelly Marie Tran) and Finn (John Boyega) in the upcoming Star Wars movie.


 
By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

 
The mystery surrounding the role that the character of Rose Tico will have in the upcoming Star Wars movie, The Last Jedi, has generated a lot of speculation. The fact … Read more

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Apr 15, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Kelly Marie Tran Gets Hero’s Welcome from Star Wars Fans

Kelly Marie Tran Gets Hero’s Welcome from Star Wars Fans

posted by Randall

Kelly Marie Tran with John Boyega

The newest character in the Star Wars saga received a tremendous reception from the throngs of fans gathered at Star Wars Celebration 2017 in Orlando this weekend.

Kelly Marie Tran will play Rose, an unlikely and perhaps unwilling hero hero in the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi which premieres December 15.

Writer-director Rian Johnson … Read more

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May 15, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Dark Side of the Force: Kelly Marie Tran to Become First Asian American to Play Major Star Wars Character

Dark Side of the Force: Kelly Marie Tran to Become First Asian American to Play Major Star Wars Character

posted by Randall
Kelly Marie Tran

Kelly Marie Tran

John Boyega, the Black storm trooper who debuted in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, has confirmed to Dark Side of the Force that Kelly Marie Tran will become the first Asian to play a major Star Wars character.

Tran will debut in Star Wars, Episode VIII. Very little about her role has … Read more

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