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Kelly Marie Tran to star in biopic about Nobel-nominated activist Amanda Nguyen

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  • Kelly Marie Tran will produce and star in a biopic about civil rights activist Amanda Nguyen.
  • The film will cover Nguyen’s story as a sexual assault survivor during her time at Harvard University and her path to becoming a champion of survior rights.
  • Nguyen’s work culminated as the Sexual Assault Survivors' Rights Act, which become U.S. federal law in 2016 and led to her Nobel Peace Prize nomination.
  • Tang Yi is in talks to direct and write the biopic, while Nina Yang Bongiovi and Nguyen herself are set to produce alongside Tran.

Kelly Marie Tran will be juggling acting and producing in a biopic about her friend: civil rights activist Amanda Nguyen.

Tran, who is best known for her work in the “Star Wars” franchise and “Raya and the Last Dragon, will star as Nguyen in a story about her journey as a survivor of sexual assualt while attending Harvard University and then a civil rights activist for survivor’s rights, according to The Hollywood Reporter

Vietnamese American actor Kelly Marie Tran arrives to the Oscars wearing a green ao dai

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  • Actor Kelly Marie Tran wore a green ao dai to the 94th Academy Awards ceremony on Monday, marking the first time the traditional Vietnamese dress made an appearance on the red carpet, according to its designer.
  • Designed by Thai Nguyen, the outfit also featured a green khan dong, a traditional Vietnamese headpiece.
  • Tran voiced the role of Raya in Disney’s “Raya and the Last Dragon” and is also known for her appearances as Rose Tico in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.”

Vietnamese American actor Kelly Marie Tran arrived at the 2022 Oscars red carpet on Monday wearing a green traditional ao dai designed by Thai Nguyen.

Along with the traditional Vietnamese dress, Tran’s outfit also featured a green khan dong, a traditional Vietnamese headpiece.  

Kelly Marie Tran Opens Up About Leaving the Spotlight After ‘Star Wars’ Cyberbullying

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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.

Kelly Marie Tran Reveals ‘Unfair Pressure’ Underrepresented Minorities Get When They Land a Role

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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.

Kelly Marie Tran Says She Has Moved on From Cyberbullying Over ‘Star Wars’ Casting

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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 Says Disney Sidelined People of Color in ‘Star Wars’ Sequel Trilogy

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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 Reveals She Went Into Therapy Over Star Wars Hate Comments

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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.

Kelly Marie Tran Gets Heartwarming Standing Ovation During ‘Star Wars Celebration’ in Chicago

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.