Kelly Marie Tran seemed to be living a dream when she was first cast in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Her character of Rose played a prominent role in Rian Johnson's Episode VIII before JJ Abrams came in to finish the trilogy with Episode IX, The Rise of Skywalker, a film which has been divisive among fans, to say the least. One of the controversial topics across social media was the minimal screen time for Tran, whose Rose character was largely cut out of the story after appearing to be a contender for a main thread after The Last Jedi. While attending the Academy Awards on Sunday night, Tran claimed to be satisfied with the experience.
"Last Jedi was my first movie so I think I'm finally starting to realize that when you're in something of that caliber, there's so many people working to make something out of love and, no matter what you do, there's always going to be people who aren't happy with that. I think that the best lesson I've learned is just to have fun and be present in the moment," Tran told MTV News. "So, I'm really grateful that I got to be a part of it."
You can check out Tran's full comments on The Rise of Skywalker in the video below.
More specifically, Tran was outright asked if she was satisfied with how her role ended up. "I mean, I think that I'm really just amazed at how JJ was able to sort of wrap up all of these incredible stories," the actress said. "There were so many characters and at the end of the day I got to be part of something so much bigger than me so that's special."
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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is now playing in theaters and will soon be available for streaming on the Disney+ service.