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Star Wars: Kelly Marie Tran returning for Disney+ project despite Rise of Skywalker controversy

Jacob Stolworthy
·1-min read
 (Lucasfilm)
(Lucasfilm)

A new Star Wars project is set to reunite many of the franchise’s actors

Arriving next month, the Disney+ special will bring back many beloved characters for a new adventure.

One actor who’ll be returning to a galaxy far far away is Kelly Marie Tran, who is further proving she has no hard feelings with Disney or Lucasfilm despite fan's claims that the franchise underused her character in most recent film The Rise of Skywalker.

Tran will be lending the voice to her character Rose Tico, who was first introduced in Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi, for LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special.

She will be joined by Anthony Daniels (C-3P0), Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian) and a handful of voice stars from animated series The Clone Wars.

Many fans were left furious by Tran’s limited screen time in JJ Abram's Rise of Skywalker, which was released in December 2019.

She had just 76 seconds of screen time, which was a huge reduction from her main role in the previous film.

Some people suggested this was due to fear of a backlash from trolls who previously forced Tran to quit social media after intense harassment from people who disliked her character.

However, Tran herself was just happy to be involved, telling MTV’s Josh Horowitz: “At the end of the day, I got to be part of something bigger than me, and that’s really special.”

LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special will be available to stream on Disney+ from 17 November, just weeks after the arrival of The Mandalorian season two.

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