During an interview with HeyUGuys to promote the release of his new movie The Little Stranger, actor Domhnall Gleeson has spoken out in defence of his Star Wars: The Last Jedi co-star Kelly Marie Tran, slamming those toxic fans who were responsible for harassing and abusing the actress and leading to her exit from social media.
“People having an opinion about the film is absolutely fine,” said Gleeson, who will reunite with Tran on next year’s Star Wars: Episode IX. “You pay your money, and you’re allowed to have an opinion. The stuff with Kelly was bullshit. That’s a different thing altogether, so those people are just morons. Those people are just assholes. It’s a different level of stuff. You don’t buy that when you buy your tickets. I thought the piece she wrote was amazing and I’ve got huge respect for her. I thought she dealt with it as classily as an unclassy situation can call for.”
Gleeson has really hit the nail on the head with his remarks, and while The Last Jedi certainly has its critics (myself included), there’s simply no excuse for the disgusting kind of behaviour we’ve seen from some apparent “fans” who decided to vent their frustration by resorting to personal attacks.
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).