Kelly Marie Tran is already Star Wars interview-savvy and teasing a few details

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Oct 5, 2017

If you were hoping actress Kelly Marie Tran was going to be the one to spill the beans on any Star Wars secrets, prepare to have your hopes dashed, because Tran's already learned the first rule of Star Wars Club: You don't reveal spoilers.

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Tran was happy to talk about all sorts of things, but when it came to the question of whether we'd see her in Episode IX, she remained cryptic.

“Let me know if you hear anything,” Tran quipped.

But Tran happily offered some new details about Rose herself. “Rose is smart and she’s confident and she’s loyal,” Tran said, talking about the Resistance mechanic she's playing. “She’s not a superhero."

Tran continued, "She’s someone who is able to face her fears in the face of adversity even though she kind of is a background player in the Resistance.”

In many ways, Kelly Tran resembles Rose Tico; Tran says she wasn't a Star Wars fan growing up, but here she is in the middle of one of the biggest movies of the year. She was working a regular job before she got the role, just as Rose is a mechanic who finds herself on a big mission.

She's also going to have to get used to a whole new level of celebrity once the movie comes out. She said both John Boyega and Daisy Ridley have given her some insight, but Tran's got an ace in the hole, saying, "I have a great family and great friends, and I think that they’ll keep me grounded.”

Check out the full interview over at EW.