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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ Stars Kelly Marie Tran, Awkwafina Dish About Favorite Foods, Traditions
“Raya and the Last Dragon” voice actors Kelly Marie Tran and Awkwafina dish about family traditions, movie night snacks and thoughts on their new Disney movie in an exclusive interview.
Interview highlights: The movie’s themes of unity and trust are “universal,” according to Tran.
Kelly Marie Tran has described her experience with cyberbullying and harassment during her time on the “Star Wars” franchise as something like an “embarrassingly horrible breakup.”
The Vietnamese American actress, 32, spoke with The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday to talk about her return to movies following her experience with online harassment and cyberbullying.
As the first Disney movie centered around a Southeast Asian heroine, “Raya and The Last Dragon” is chock full of vivid details and references to the tropical region.
When NextShark spoke with the team behind the scenes, we learned that the team did a lot of extensive research to create the fantastical yet grounded world of Raya.
Kelly Marie Tran, star of Disney’s “Raya and the Last Dragon,” wants to take off the “unfair pressure” of being “extra grateful” about representing minorities.
In a recent interview, the Vietnamese American actor explained feeling this way implies that such opportunities may never happen again — and that should not be the case.
While Kelly Marie Tran has not made a social media comeback, the Vietnamese American star has already moved past the backlash she had received for her casting in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”
Tran, who played Rose Tico, faced vitriol from toxic fans for being “the most useless character” in the film, which also received criticism for “forcing diversity” and a petition to be deleted from the franchise.
John Boyega, the British-Nigerian actor who took on the role of Finn in the “Star Wars” sequel trilogy, spoke out about how Disney sidelined people of color in the latest installments, including Kelly Marie Tran.
In an interview with GQ, the 28-year-old actor discussed Disney’s way of handling some of its cast in the new “Star Wars” trilogy, which includes Boyega and other cast members of color, Naomi Ackie, Oscar Isaac and Tran.
Kelly Marie Tran has been recast to voice the main character in “Raya and the Last Dragon,” Disney’s animated adventure set in Southeast Asia.
The Vietnamese American star replaces Cassie Steele, who is Filipino Canadian, to become the first Southeast Asian lead in a Disney animated film. So far, there is no official reason for the recast.
Kelly Marie Tran, the Vietnamese American actress who starred in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” two years ago, had to undergo therapy after being subjected to online harassment from toxic fans.
The 30-year-old actress revealed to Good Morning America how it felt being at the center of the online vitriol that director Rian Johnson’s installment met when it came out in 2017.
Rose Tico, a major character in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”, has been silently removed from Star Wars merchandise for the next film in the franchise.
The character, played by actress Kelly Marie Tran, was the first woman of color in the Star Wars universe when she was introduced in 2017.
Kelly Marie Tran, the Vietnamese-American Actress who currently plays Rose Tico in the upcoming “Star Wars: Rise of the Skywalker,” was recently met with a very heartwarming standing ovation during an event.
The wondrous moment happened during the “Star Wars Celebration” in Chicago over the weekend when the 30-year-old actress was introduced by talkshow host Stephen Colbert, according to AsAm News.
In an op-ed piece for the New York Times, the 29-year-old Asian American actress addressed the criticisms surrounding her role in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and shared her life experiences while growing up as “a person of color in a white-dominated world.”
A Facebook hate group has come out taking credit for driving “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” star Kelly Marie Tran off social media.
Last week, the 29-year-old actress removed all her posts on Instagram without warning. Sources reported that it was due to all the online harassment Tran got after she got the role of Rose Tico in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”