Time magazine conducted an interview with Kelly Marie Tran, where it also released a new image of Rose.
Tran discusses inclusion in Star Wars:
“When I was growing up, I didn’t see anyone like me in movies. And I wanted to be white for the longest time, because I thought that meant my story would be valid,” she says. “When you’re a kid, you see images on TV and on billboards and in magazines–they all look the same, and you wonder, ‘Why don’t I look like that? And can I change myself to look like that?’”
Tran hints at some jokes being cracked by both Finn and Rose:
“John Boyega is very funny, and sometimes we could improvise,” she says. “Is that answer diplomatic enough?”
Rose is a welcome addition to the Star Wars universe, and I for one am very excited to see what her role is in the film. I recommend checking out the interview.