Rose is the "nobody" who inspires Finn in 'The Last Jedi'

More details on Kelly Marie Tran's character in 'Star Wars: Episode VIII'

As you know, we're pretty darn excited about newcomer Kelly Marie Tran as Rose in the upcoming new Star Wars movie, and have been gobbling up every scant little detail about the character in the lead up to Episode VIII. The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly has rolled out a multi-part cover story on The Last Jedi, and gives us some more info on Rose and her role in a galaxy far, far away.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Rose Tico is "a gearhead, a greasemonkey, a behind-the-scenes jack-of-all-trades," while her sister Paige, a Resistance gunner who fights on the front lines, is the dynamic one.

When we pick up with the saga in Episode VIII, Finn (John Boyega) wants out of the fight, but reluctantly finds himself celebrated as a "big deal" by many in the Resistance -- including Rose, the low-profile nobody who is "starstruck" by the former Stormtrooper who helped destroy Starkiller base.

This heroic ideal she sees in him helps him stay in the fight.

"He appreciates the adoration for a second, but when he meets her, Finn is trying to escape the whole war. He's trying to leave," Boyega says. "And she comes in and basically gives him a depiction of himself that wasn't necessarily true."

But he likes the impression Rose has, the vision she has of him.

A good guy. A brave guy.

Seeing himself through her eyes gives the ex-Stormtrooper something to live up to.

"It's now an opportunity for him to be the best he can be. He has to make a decision, and Rose is there to help him make that choice," Boyega says.

The movie finds Finn and Rose heading off on a mission to the casino metropolis of Canto Bight on the world of Cantonica -- described by director Rian Johnson as sort of like "Vegas with aliens."

I'm down. Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in theaters on December 15.

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