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Kelly Marie Tran

Learn About Kelly Marie Tran's Journey To The Last Jedi

Posted by Dustin on November 20, 2017 at 02:46 PM CST

Fans around the globe are eager to learn more about this fresh new face in that galaxy far, far away and Entertainment Weekly has answered the call.

Below is just a brief snippet from the full article here at Entertainment Weekly.

Auditioning for Star Wars felt like a longshot. But the first round went well, then the second. Then came a long run of callbacks. The more real it became, the more unreal it seemed.

Tryouts don’t pay the rent, however. During this time, she was punching a clock for a company called Syndicatebleu, a temp agency and recruitment firm.

“I worked in an office. I was like an assistant. So, I would just answer phone calls, coordinate events,” Tran says. “It was a great day job. I worked with amazing people, but obviously whenever you are doing something that’s not your dream, you kind of feel like, ‘Oh, I’m on this grind.’”

Finally, writer-director Rian Johnson scheduled another meet-up, right in the middle of her regular 9 to 5.

In her first official Star Wars performance, she had to keep playing the role of Kelly Marie Tran, office assistant.

“The day I found out, Rian was like, ‘Oh we want you in this movie,’ I had just left work on my lunch break to go to this meeting,” she recalls. “Afterward, he told me that I couldn’t tell anyone, so I went back to work and answered phones and answered emails, like nothing happened. It was the most bizarre experience. Inside I was like, Ugh! Crazy!”

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