Some more after-the-fact news about Star Wars: The Last Jedi comes to light. Laura Dern’s character, Admiral Holdo, is apparently Force sensitive. The actress recently spoke with Entertainment Weekly about her character and her conversations about Admiral Holdo with Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and the film’s director, Rian Johnson:
“In their minds, and in their understanding of the origin story, we know that she was a true rebel in the Resistance, and in our culture we might have called her a hippie, but she was longing for peace, and a revolutionary in that way, and wanted to be trained by and led by Leia, who taught her everything she knew. She wanted to come up in the ranks to support Leia’s mission, but also had this otherworldly side that does involve the Force.”
“There’s something about her that longs to protect it, and holds that with great care. There’s a sort of a light on and a wisdom that she speaks about in the film, and speaks to Oscar Isaac’s character briefly about it. Yeah, her primary goal was to protect the light, to protect the Force, and to keep the revolutionaries alive. And I think the film speaks so beautifully to that with this last image of the next generation of the Resistance, you know?”
One thing is for sure, the very nature of the Force has changed. How it is used and even how the abilities are acquired. As much as I don’t like it, I guess this is Star Wars now, and I’m going to have to accept it. Personally, this doesn’t sway me either way on the character of Holdo, this information doesn’t change my opinion about the character or the film itself.
Why put this out there now?
Perhaps all of Rian Johnson’s after-the-fact explanations and the secondary information for the film will make sense to me one day. However, I currently do not feel that way.
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Source: Entertainment Weekly