‘Star Wars’ pro Kelly-Marie Tran has opened up about her new role in ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ and this strange revelation had left the fans flabbergasted!
The actress, who played Rose Tico in the ‘Skywalker saga’ and will next be voicing Disney’s first Southeast Asian princess, said being cast in such a role can feel like you “have to be extra grateful because it will never happen again.” The star, for the first time, has blurted out the buried frustrations and suffocation caused while taking part in the production of ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’.
The 31-year-old will be playing the titular Raya in the upcoming film ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ , who is the first Southeast Asian Disney Princess in history. The actress was then well aware she will have a lot of eyes on her as she takes on a character from a historically underrepresented community. However, things on the contrary turned out to be unpleasant, bleak and were beyond expectations. Tran experienced a huge amount of backlash following her appearance in The Last Jedi, and now the star has spoken out about feeling the “pressure” of taking certain roles in Hollywood.The abuse was so constant the star deleted her social media accounts in order to get away from it.
Kelly Marie Tran Says ‘Raya’ Feels Like ‘It Will Never Happen Again’
Tran recently spoke out about her new role in the upcoming Disney film Raya and the Last Dragon, and also touched upon her time in the Star Wars series. This role holds some weight to it, Tran said, and commented that she felt like she had to be “extra grateful” for it.
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Tran said: “It should not feel so precious that there is something like this that exists in the world.
“There should just be so many. Do you know what I mean? I feel like sometimes when you are in an underrepresented group of people and you get this opportunity, you sort of have to do all of these mental Olympics, and that’s such an unfair pressure to put on yourself.”
The star went on to add: “So I’m telling you right now, snaps for all of you for just existing in this world that just takes more energy to exist in when you feel like you have been other-ed.
“[It’s] the idea that our stories are valid and we deserve to tell them in any way that we want to. We deserve to tell them repeatedly from different angles, and it shouldn’t be just this one thing that we’re so desperate to grasp on to.”
‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ is currently slated for a March 12, 2021, release. At this time, it is not known if the film will head to theaters as planned, or if it will be moved to Disney Plus. Let’s wait and watch!