We Spoke To 'Star Wars' Star Kelly Marie Tran About Her Newfound Fame And Carrie Fisher

FUN FACT: Kelly Marie Tran plays Rose Tico in 'The Last Jedi' a.k.a. the first Asian-American female lead in the franchise!

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The force is strong with the women of 'Star Wars'.

Rey, Jyn Erso, and of course, General Leia Organa proved to be driving forces behind the franchise's latest instalments, and now, we're about to add newcomer Rose Tico to the mix.

Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico (right) with Finn (left, played by John Boyega).

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Played by Vietnamese-American comedian Kelly Marie Tran, Rose Tico is described as a maintenance worker for the Resistance whom 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' director Rian Johnson said has "the biggest new part in the movie"

Tran, whose past works mostly include online comedy shorts and minor roles in short films, had almost given up on chasing her dreams of becoming actress until she was cast as a lead in 'The Last Jedi'. Not only is she the first Asian-American female to play a major role in the 'Star Wars' franchise, she also made history as the first Asian-American woman to be featured on the cover of Vanity Fair

Ahead of Episode VIII's highly-anticipated release this week (!!!), we caught up with the bubbly Kelly Marie Tran when she was in Singapore last month for a short chat about her newfound fame and Carrie Fisher

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We even got her to imitate a Porg!

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Watch our interview with the breakout star of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' HERE:

Got your tickets yet? 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' opens in cinemas nationwide on 14 December!

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