Laura Dern, who starred in Star Wars: The Last Jedi as Vice Admiral Holdo, has said that she is “eager” to learn about the character’s past, and perhaps even her future.
Laura Dern starred as a new character in Rian Johnson’s film, playing a Resistance leader who takes command once Leia becomes incapacitated. Holdo eventually goes on to make a grand sacrifice for the Resistance, seemingly perishing in the process.
Speaking with The Evening Standard, Dern wasn’t ready to confirm that the character is gone forever, giving support to the theory that Holdo escaped her doomed ship before its memorable light speed jump.
“This is the message to send to the world: I am absolutely comfortable with that theory. I’m thrilled to be a hero but I remember a long time ago, someone saying, ‘No one dies in space’.”
Dern also expressed a desire to learn about what could become of Holdo, as well as learning more about her history: “I’m eager to learn about the future — or the past — of this character only because I loved playing her so much it would be heartbreaking not to have an experience of playing her again.”
In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi sees returning cast members Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma), Billie Lourd (Lieutenant Connix), Andy Serkis (Supreme Leader Snoke), Peter Mayhew and Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), Mike Quinn (Nien Nunb) and Warwick Davis joined by new additions Jimmy Vee (Pan) as R2-D2, Kelly Marie Tran (Ladies Like Us) as Rose, Benicio Del Toro (Guardians of the Galaxy) as DJ and Laura Dern (Jurassic Park).