Laura Dern says her Star Wars: The Final Jedi character is supposed to be divisive

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We nonetheless don’t understand how the Star Wars motion pictures will reply to the demise of Carrie Fisher, as her Basic Leia was reportedly alleged to play an enormous position in The Final Jedi and no matter Episode IX can be referred to as, however a brand new Leisure Weekly piece devoted to Laura Dern’s Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo would possibly give us some indication. Any character attempting to come back in and exchange Leia would have impossibly huge sneakers to fill, so somewhat than attempt to introduce a brand new character who is instantly likable and superior, Lucasfilm appears to have chosen to steer into the skid and introduce a brand new Resistance chief who’s explicitly divisive.

The EW story doesn’t particularly say that Dern’s character is “changing” Leia, however it says that she has develop into the Resistance’s new chief within the aftermath of The Drive Awakens—which concerned the villains utilizing an enormous house laser to explode the capital of the house authorities. It appears like she’ll instantly butt heads with Oscar Isaac’s Poe Dameron, who’s loyal to Leia and is cautious of his new boss’ “totally different method” and her purple hair. Talking of, it appears like Holdo’s look was very meticulously managed, with Dern telling EW that “everybody was painstaking about not solely the look, however even the precise coloration of hair.”

The fundamental concept is that Holdo appears to be like very fashionable and is prepared to have a look at the larger image and “sacrifice for the nice of the entire,” whereas Leia—not less than within the authentic motion pictures—was extra about grabbing a blaster and getting shit achieved herself. On the threat of spoiling the film, this in all probability implies that there can be a second the place Holdo provides some order that Poe doesn’t agree with, however he’ll do it anyway and discover out she was proper, at which level he’ll develop a grudging respect for her.

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