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Kelly Marie Tran is a huge Star Wars fan and, as an actress, made everyone’s dream come true by being invited to participate in the franchise. In the shoes of Rose Tico, she made her debut in the 2017 movie The Last Jedi, but was severely criticized by fans who did not like her character, and even needed to stay away from social networks for a while.
In the plot, the character teamed up with Finn (John Boyega) on a mission, saving the life of the ex-stormtrooper at one point. What could have been the loophole for the growing importance of the character in the saga ended right there, as his screen time and participation were reduced almost completely from The Ascension Skywalker (2019).
After having her image cut out of official products, such as t-shirts and mugs, the film that hit theaters on December 19 proves the almost exclusion of Rose Tico from the franchise, which appears for less than two minutes in the entire film, with more than two hours long.
Remember the trailer of the recently released production:
In the new episode, Rose’s participation is limited to watching screens while other supporting actors interact with Leia (Carrie Fisher) in Resistencia, with whom she has a small but significant scene. However, an interview given by the actress to Entertainment Weekly before checking the final result of the film suggests that several scenes with Kelly Marie Tran have been cut.
In that interview, Tran comments: “I think it’s really cool that [Rose e Rey] be in scenes together, because in ‘Jedi’ we didn’t do that. It was really cool to have feminine energy on the set. I wish I could tell more, but I’m really excited for people to see them interacting. They both aim to fight for the things you believe in and the people you love. “
However, anyone who has seen the film in theaters can confirm that there is no scene of interaction between Rose Tico and Rey (Daisy Ridley), except for a group moment with the other members of the Resistance. It is not yet known whether the cut scenes will be shown in a possible future extended version, when the film leaves theaters for release on Home Video and DVD.
Meanwhile, the ninth episode of Star Wars continues to play in theaters.
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