Speaking with Collider, Kelly Marie Tran defended the Canto Bight sequence of The Last Jedi and discussed the parallels it holds to her own life.

“I love that scene. I mean, I’m [biased] so I guess I can say that. I remember how I felt that day. I remember John [Boyega] and I walking on set and being like, ‘This is the biggest set we’ll ever be on,’ and seeing all of the creatures moving and being part of this universe.

“That scene does a lot for really recognising how certain communities who are able to enjoy their privilege live in a world where they don’t even have to address some of the horrible things other people are dealing with.”

“So much of Rose in that moment, so much of the things that she said… I was like, ‘I feel like this character’s inside of me because so much of my upbringing was that'”.

“My parents are also from a war-torn country. They had to leave their home in order to escape it… So to be able to exist in a community where I think people weren’t really aware of the struggles that it took other people to even exist, yeah, I relate to that.”

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Star Wars The Clone Wars Character Encyclopedia: Join the battle!
  • Fry, Jason (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 176 Pages - 04/27/2021 (Publication Date) - DK Children (Publisher)