Kelly Marie Tran On Fan Reactions To Rose’s Screentime In ‘Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker’

Kelly Marie Tran commented on the reactions to Rose Tico’s lack of screentime in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Director Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi introduced audiences to Kelly Marie Tran’s Rose Tico, a Resistance mechanic who joined Finn on the journey to Canto Bight and became one of the most popular newcomers in the eyes of many fans. Unfortunately for those fans, Kelly Marie Tran’s Rose Tico had significantly less screentime in J. J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the final chapter of the main saga.

During a red carpet interview with MTV News at the 2019 Academy Awards, Kelly Marie Tran was asked how she felt about the fan reactions to Rose Tico’s diminished screentime in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Noting that she’s learned there will always be fans who are disappointed, Kelly Marie Tran stated that she is grateful to have been a part of the Star Wars saga:

“Last Jedi was my first movie, you know? So, I think I’m finally starting to realize that when your’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 be poeple that aren’t hapy with that. But, I think the best lesson I’ve learned, is just to have fun and be present in the moment. So, um, I’m really grateful that I got to be a part of it.”

When asked if she was pleased with how Rose Tico’s arc played out in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Kelly Marie Tran simply commended director J. J. Abrams for wrapping up the stories of so many characters in a single film:

“I mean, I think that I’m really just amazed at the way that J. J. was able to sort of wrap up all these incredible stories. There were so many characters. You know, and at the end of the day I got to be part of something bigger than me, and that’s really special.”

Were you disappointed that Kelly Marie Tran’s screen time in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was cut short? Let us know in the comments section below!

Here is the official synopsis for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker:

Lucasfilm and director J. J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.

Directed by J. J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid, and Billy Dee Williams. Carrie Fisher will appear as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is now playing in theaters.

Source: MTV News

New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team

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Titans Aqualad 01DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".

"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.

These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.

You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".

Here is the official synopsis for season two:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.

Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.

Source: DC Universe

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