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THE LAST JEDI’s Kelly Marie Tran Eavesdropped on STAR WARS Fans Discussing the Film

THE LAST JEDI’s Kelly Marie Tran Eavesdropped on STAR WARS Fans Discussing the Film

We fell in love with Kelly Marie Tran even before we saw The Last Jedi, after we caught glimpse of her crying with joy at the film’s premiere. But if anyone thought her excitement over being a part of the Star Wars world start to wane the more people saw the movie, this story of ran eavesdropping on some Star Wars fans as they discussed the latest entry shows she’s just only begun to enjoy her new-found fame. It’s making us love her even more.

In a story we first came across at Screencrush, Tran posted a video of herself at a pub where some people who had just seen The Last Jedi came in and sat down next to her. They clearly didn’t realize who she was, proceeding to discuss the movie in “minute detail,” including how much they loved Rose.

A few days ago, I was at a pub eating pie with a friend, when this DELIGHTFUL group of people came in. They sat down at the table next to me and started discussing The Last Jedi — in minute detail. My friend started filming as I listened, and she captured my reaction as they discussed Rose. After lots of creepy listening — and eating — I awkwardly walked over to introduce myself. They couldn’t be more lovely. What an incredible moment in a string of incredible moments I’ve been experiencing lately. ❤️ In my 8 years as a struggling actor, I came to the realization that the hardest thing to obtain from another human being is their genuine interest. Sometimes, getting someone to listen to your story — your idea — is really hard. It’s pretty impossible for a movie to get made, and there are many stories that don’t make it into a book or a film or a television show. I know how lucky I am to be a part of something that people love, to be able to act and tell stories at all. And one of my greatest joys has been creepily listening to conversations about TLJ when I’m out and about. Regardless of opinion or preference, it’s still a topic of discussion. And no matter who we are, no matter where we’re from, if we can really listen and have a conversation about something — anything — it can really open up a door. It can open us up to new ideas and new understanding. So thanks, wonderful people, for watching and dissecting and discussing. It makes me happy to know that we made something that’s starting a dialogue. My heart is so full, and my goals are so clear. Let’s tell more stories. Let’s have more conversations. Let’s get to know lives and worlds different from our own. And most of all — let’s open our hearts and accept our differences. More love, less hate. Also, more pies, because THEY ARE AMAZING. ❤️ PS @catmahoney87 — thanks for not thinking it was creepy when I went through my insta tags to find this photo so I could write about this moment. ❤️

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Since this was the first time she had heard any fan reaction, Tran didn’t interject right away, instead opting to eavesdrop on the group and freak out over all the positive things they were saying about both the movie and her character. In the above touching Instagram post, she explained why it meant so much to her.

She’s just the best, especially because she then took the time to introduce herself and take a photo with everyone.

Obviously Kelly Marie Tran appreciates getting to play Rose Tico, but not as much as we appreciate her.

Would you want someone from The Last Jedi eavesdropping in on your discussion about it? We want to listen in to your thoughts in the comments below.

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