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Il materiale di origine: The cast/filmmakers of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” photographed by Jason Bell for British Vogue (12th December, 2017)

When my daughter came to set, she said, ‘Oh my God, Mom, do you think we get to see Rey?’ I was like, 'Oh, we don’t want to bother people.’ And then your trailer door opened, and you went, [singing to the 'Jurassic Park’ theme] 'Laura Der-rrrr-rrn, Laura Der-rrrr-rrn.’
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Unexpected Themes In Things I Watched In 2017

Laura Dern in dramatic wigs

Armie Hammer worshipping a tiny brunette

The aqua 1960s

Purple Florida

People named Doug Jones

Taika Waititi inventing the buddy comedy

Kid protagonists I want to adopt immediately

Nosebleeds + Timothée Chalamet

Lovely chameleon Michael Stuhlbarg


Rose Tico (Kelly Marie Tran), Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo (Laura Dern), and DJ (Benicio Del Toro) photographed by Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair

Among Johnson’s inventions for The Last Jedi are three significant new figures: a “shady character” of unclear allegiances, played by Benicio Del Toro, who goes unnamed in the film but is called DJ by the filmmakers (“You’ll see—there’s a reason why we call him DJ,” Johnson said); a prominent officer in the Resistance named Vice Admiral Holdo, played by Laura Dern; and a maintenance worker for the Resistance named Rose Tico, who is played by a young actress named Kelly Marie Tran (and who is the sister of Paige, the character I witnessed in the scene with Poe Dameron). Tran’s is the largest new part, and her plotline involves a mission behind enemy lines with Boyega’s Finn, the stormtrooper turned Resistance warrior.