The Shrine Auditorium was turned into a Star Wars fan’s dream on Saturday night as it played host to the world premiere of The Last Jedi. If you were to look around, you would have seen a lot of smiles and emotions and most of those might have come from the franchise’s newest star, Kelly Marie Tran.
Tran plays the role of Rose Tico, a resistance mechanic, in Star Wars: The Last Jedi and is already winning over the fan base with her genuine & loveable personality. We have a feeling once we see her on screen, we’ll love her even more. At the premiere, the 28-year-old who almost gave up on acting, was feeling every emotion on the carpet and thankfully John Boyega & Daisy Ridley, the two breakouts from The Force Awakens, were there to show her the ropes. A reporter even captured a sweet moment of Daisy comforting Tran before posing for photos. Now while there were many tears from Tran, they were happy tears and there’s no doubt she was living her best life at the premiere as is evidence from the photos from the big night.
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After the premiere, Tran took to Instagram to share a heartfelt message. “Last night was one of the best nights of my life, and honestly, I truly think it’s because I let myself feel ALL the feelings. YOU GUYS. I cried my way through the ENTIRE red carpet! I was basically a ball of emotion — from pure excitement to overwhelming joy. It was an unforgettable night, one to celebrate a series of unforgettable moments from an experience that I will be reliving in my mind for the rest of my life. It feels like both an ending and a beginning. Thank you to everyone that helped put me here — you know who you are. Thank you to my family and friends for getting me through the hard times. And thanks to YOU, for following along on this wonderfully bizarre, once-in-a-lifetime experience.”
Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens December 15. See more premiere photos here.
1. Group hug!
2. Having fun with Domnhall Gleeson
3. Rose meets Valkyrie
4. Dude, it’s a stormtrooper!
5. The gang’s all here
6. Kelly Marie Tran’s Instagram Takeover