GQ: How life has changed for you since The Last Jedi? Anticipation was one thing, but what’s been your experience since everybody in the world finally got to see the movie?
Kelly Marie Tran: You know, I think my outlook has definitely changed in that I just want to continue to do good work. I’m happy that I let myself feel all of the emotions that came with being in a huge movie like this for the first time, because it only happens once. I think a lot of times people are afraid to let themselves be vulnerable in that way, but I’m so happy I let myself do that.
I think some people think when you get a movie like this, suddenly everything will be perfect, you’ll have made it, you’ll be done—but that’s not how it works. I’m constantly fighting to get stories that I want told to be told. That’s something I’ve spent a lot of time on since the movie came out. It’s been really wonderful that it’s given me [those] opportunities.