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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Director Rian Johnson and Kelly Marie Tran React To J.J. Abrams’ The Rise Of Skywalker

Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson and Kelly Marie Tran reacted to the final installment of the Disney Sequel Trilogy, J.J. Abrams' The Rise of Skywalker, while at the Oscars.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson and Kelly Marie Tran reacted to the final installment of the Disney Sequel Trilogy, J.J. Abrams’ The Rise of Skywalker, while at the Oscars.

Johnson spoke to MTV News on the red carpet where he detailed his thoughts on The Rise of Skywalker.

Johnson stated, “I had a blast, man. Made me so proud and seeing the heart and soul that J.J. put into it. And seeing my friends who were in the movie just like bring the whole thing to a conclusion. Yeah, for me as a Star Wars fan, it was a really special experience.”

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Kelly Marie Tran, who played Rose Tico in both The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker, also revealed her thoughts on the film.

Tran stated:

“Last Jedi was my first movie, you know? 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 that aren’t happy with that.”

She continued, “But I think that the best lesson I’ve learned, is just to have fun and be present in the moment. So, I’m really grateful that I got to be part of it.”

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When asked if she was happy with how her part ended up, Tran responded, “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.”

Tran concluded, “You know, at the end of the day I got to be part of something bigger than me and that’s really special.”

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