Kelly Marie Tran Eavesdropped On People Who Just Saw The Last Jedi And...

As one of the new characters in one of the world's most popular film series, Kelly Marie Tran's face is everywhere. But she was still able to go unnoticed while out for dinner at a pub recently where, as it turns out, she sat next to some folks talking about The Last Jedi in "minute detail." After listening for a while, Tran couldn't help herself and jumped right into their conversation.

Tran wrote about the encounter over on Instagram, complete with filmed reaction thanks to a friend:

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 realisation 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.

Tran's been having a really fun ride as part of the giant, fully operational Star Wars machine, and this random encounter is just another very sweet stop on what's hopefully a long, meaningful journey for the actress.

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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    decent enough actor, but such a pointless character in the movie.

      She only saved a bunch of slaves and animals from harm. You know the whole point of a rebellion. One of those children she save and inspired could very well be the next Luke or Rey. Yeah sure that sounds like nothing

        They didn't save any slaves that i recall? The kids were still slaves at the end of the movie sweeping out the stalls of the animals that had been recaptured.

        And even if they did somehow manage to do what you said how exactly does that contribute to the continuation of the plot in the movie?

          we shall see, but I wouldnt be surprised to see if there was a time jump in the third film. And possible that kid could be the hero of the new trilogy.

          While that plan/section of the film ultimately proves to have been futile, which was the whole point of it on variously levels of subtext. Not to mention subverts known Hollywood standards made one of the best 'twist' for years. While the mission failed, what new information it gave us: we see (for one of the first time) the other end of spectrum those not caught up on good/bad but those who profit and live the high life while people are dying and subjugated. We see Rebels acting nobly like Jedi use to (attempt) free the oppressed, even if it was animals and children. It also connected the two main characters. It showed us a new force wielder who has never have a day of training. You know the whole point of this trilogy. Not to mentioned all the drama it created in the rebel ship, then the First Order ship.

          just because the mission was a failure it doesnt means all the stuff that happens, didnt happen.

      I don't think she was pointless so much as terribly written. Her sister's death was all but forgotten in seconds, she apparently worked in maintenance but became a pilot in the final act, a pilot apparently skilled enough to be able to overtake and then crash into Finn (this could have been solved by changing or adding just one line of dialogue, either introduce her as a pilot and that's fine or have someone ask for volunteers because they didn't have enough pilots, I don't know why they didn't do one of those things, but hey, maybe I missed something. Either way it bugs me that she was able to overtake Finn at all, but I could forgive that if I just knew why she was in one of those planes to begin with) Oh, and her last line was pretty damn awful. I don't really understand why they had to spend so much time with the Finn / Rose arc if it was going to end in that manner. I actually like the idea of bringing in more characters from lower positions in the resistance, in theory it should flesh out the world a little more, but more should have been done with Rose so that she felt tonally consistent. If she has a tragic backstory it seems an awful mistake to play her off as a joke almost immediately after we're first introduced to her.

        HUH, I think you have overlooked one huge flawed in your thing, Finn was not as pilot himself. In fact she was probably far more qualified to fly than him. Given he was only a janitor. (not that there is anything wrong with cleaners) but at least she works in and around spaceships all day every day.

        PS her sisters death is one of the most memorable in Star Wars. The reason why she wasnt harping on it is because she was on a mission to save the entire fleet, instead of sitting around mopping about for one loss.

      I think the thing with TLJ is that it is SO SO different from all the other SW movies. Events in all the other films, including Rouge One, seemed to take place over the course of a few weeks, or even months. But TLJ puts a god dam clock in the thing, and everything takes place with in, maybe, a 10 hour window. That on its own its a big deal.

      I will say Rose dose have a point. The question is whether or not we needed the point she makes in a SW movie. I mean, slave child for, basically, the 1% of the SW universe. As a character though, I do like her, and it will be interesting to see what happens with her when JJ dose Ep 9.

    Her character was draining and boring everytime they appeared on the screen and so many cliches/tropes to her behaviour that I found I started to despise the character in general and hoped for a stray blaster to take her out.

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