Audiences learned the extent of Leia Organa's abilities with the Force in The Last Jedi, as she managed to propel herself through zero-gravity to return to her ship after a devastating explosion. The film also brought a new character into the Resistance with Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, who helped maintain the safety of her allies by potentially sacrificing herself in a heroic move that eviscerated the First Order. Actress Laura Dern recently confirmed that, while her abilities weren't on display the same way of Leia's, Holdo shared a connection with the Force that motivated her actions.
“In their minds, and in their understanding of the origin story, we know that she was a true rebel in the Resistance, and in our
Holdo debuted in the novel Leia, Princess of Alderaan, where her exploits with Organa are explored more in-depth than in The Last Jedi. Audiences might not have picked up on her ways with the Force, yet fans who read the novel knew quite well her belief in the concept.
“There’s something about her that longs to protect
Her connection with the Force could also help explain her motives in her sacrifice, as she was possibly aware that life extended past a corporeal form.
“Yeah, her primary goal was to protect the light, to protect the Force, and to keep the revolutionaries alive,” Dern admitted. “And I think the film speaks so beautifully to that with this last image of the next generation of the Resistance, you know?”
The Last Jedi is available now on Digital HD and on Blu-ray.
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[H/T Entertainment Weekly]