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Whilst talking to MTV News on the red carpet at Sunday’s Academy Awards, Kelly Marie Tran responded to fan criticism regarding her reduced role in The Rise of Skywalker saying she was happy with the overall role she played in the saga.

“When you’re in something of that calibre, there’s always people working to make something out of love, and no matter what you do, there’s always going to be people who aren’t happy with that,” Tran told MTV News during the Oscars 2020 red carpet.

Far from being unhappy about her time in the Star Wars universe, Tran said, “I’m really grateful that I got to be a part of it.”

When asked about her part specifically, Tran said: “I think that I’m just amazed at the way that [director] J.J. Abrams was able to sort of wrap up all these incredible stories. There were so many characters… I got to be part of something bigger than me and that’s something really special.”

While Tran didn’t bring up the possibility of some of her scenes being left on the cutting room floor, her co-star Dominic Monaghan recently called for a Rise of Skywalker extended cut and also revealed that “there was so much stuff filmed that didn’t make it to the theatrical version.”

James is an active member of the Star Wars collecting community, and is the Brand Director for Jedi News. James is also the host of the Star Wars Collectors Cast, and co-host of RADIO 1138 on the Jedi News Network.

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