Watch: Kelly Marie Tran’s ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Audition

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The most significant character introduced in Star Wars: The Last Jedi is Rose, played by Kelly Marie Tran. Rose is a seemingly minor member of the Resistance who becomes an integral part of the plan to take down the First Order in the movie.

As one would expect, casting a character in a new Star Wars movies involves hundreds of potential actors. So what set Tran apart? The above video features clips of Tran’s audition alongside co-star John Boyega and includes clips of director Rian Johnson explaining what he was looking for in casting Rose — and why Tran was in his mind the right person for the part.

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In college, overachiever Christopher McKittrick double-majored in Film and English because he loves to read, write, and watch movies. Since then Chris – who was born and raised on Long Island, New York and currently lives in Queens – has become a published author of fiction and non-fiction, a contributor to entertainment websites, and has spoken about literature, film, and comic books at various conferences across the country when he’s not getting into trouble in New York City (apparently it’s illegal to sleep on street corners...)For more information about Chris, visit his website here!

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