When Lucasfilm and Rian Johnson first introduced Rose to the world back at Star Wars Celebration, Kelly Marie Tran’s Resistance mechanic was described as the “biggest new part” of The Last Jedi.
And now, thanks to EW’s ongoing Winter Preview, Kelly Marie Tran has outlined what makes her character tick. She’s a problem-solver, essentially, one who isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty, even if that means joining Finn on his “dark mission” to Canto Bight – the Star Wars equivalent of Las Vegas.
The unlikely duo will seemingly play a big part in determining the fate of the Resistance, and below you’ll see both Finn and Rose housed up in some form of cockpit. Peer close enough and you’ll notice that the latter is wearing a strange necklace, which will be of some significance to the sequel’s plot.
Something that I really like about Rose, she’s sort of always on a mission. She is a very practical person, she’s very pragmatic. The journey that she and Finn go seems pretty impossible, you can tell in this moment that she’s very much aware of the dangers that they are about to face, but she’s also logically in her mind problem-solving on the way.
That is definitely something that is significant to Rose’s backstory. It is an object that she kind of has throughout the film and it is representative of more than the object itself to her. So, yeah, that’s all I can say. It has significance that is, to me, something that means more than just what the object itself is.
Perhaps it’s been passed down through different generations of Rose’s family? Or could it be an important relic from a bygone era? All will be revealed once Star Wars: The Last Jedi shoots for theaters on December 15th.
Lucasfilm’s current trilogy will then begin to wind down with the release of Episode IX in 2019. Sandwiched between those two titans is Solo: A Star Wars Story, which is due to arrive in May of 2018. And yes, it’s seemingly “amazing” despite the director shake-up.