With Star Wars Episode VIII, The Last Jedi fastly approaching, it’s time to introduce the world to new members of the Star Wars family. First of all we have Rose, the Resistance mechanic.
Rose, played by Kelly Marie Tran, has been rumoured to be the reason Finn reaches true hero status in the Last Jedi. Following the troublesome events from the Force Awakens, Finn starts Episode VIII in a coma as a result of his battle with Kylo Ren, John Boyega recently stated in an interview with Entertainment Weekly:
“[What happened in ‘The Force Awakens’] got really real for him. And he just wants to get away and not be involved. His intention in the first place was to go to the Outer Rim. He was always brought back… but this is his chance to get away and perhaps find Rey and go off together. He’s trying to do that at first.”
Finn’s mission takes the attention of mechanic Rose, and she aims to help him get back on his feet. Rose looks up to Finn as if he is already a hero considering he defected from the First Order and helped with the destruction of the Starkiller Base whilst living to tell the tale for himself, Finn is definitely now “A big deal” whereas Rose isn’t.
Kelly describes her character by saying:
“Poe Dameron is super cool. Finn’s super cool. Even though [Rose] is good at what she does, she’s not known. She’s not cool. She’s this nobody, this background player, which is what makes her interesting. She’s not the best. She’s not royalty. She’s someone who is just like everyone else.”
Rose and her sister Paige joined the Resistance when their home on the Hosnian System was destroyed by the First Order during the events of the Force Awakens. This provides a lot of depth to the character before we even see her on screen as not only will she struggle with her new founf heroism but she will also be grieving the destruction of her home planet.
In a recent leaked image, both Finn and Rose are seen in First Order attire which suggests that the pair are likely sneaking onto a star destroyer as part of their mission.
At present, this is everything known about Rose, but by the time the Last Jedi hits cinemas in December, everything will become clear regarding the mechanic.
The Last Jedi will be released in UK cinemas on 15th December 2017.