Actress Laura Dern, who portrayed Vice Admiral Holdo in The Last Jedi, gave an interview to Entertainment Weekly and dropped quite a revelation: Holdo is secretly Force sensitive. Click through for more details!
Laura Dern reveals in the interview that Rian Johnson, producer Ram Bergman and head of Lucasfilm Kathleen Kennedy gave Holdo some more backstory than what is shown or revealed in the movie. And it turns out, Holdo is attuned to the Force.
A direct quote from the article:
This is more than a fan theory. The Force connection is something Dern and the filmmakers actively embedded in Holdo’s character.
“There’s something about her that longs to protect it, and holds that with great care,” Dern says. “There’s a sort of a light on and a wisdom that she speaks about in the film, and speaks to Oscar Isaac’s character briefly about it.”
Dern also says the following about Holdo’s background:
“In their minds, and in their understanding of the origin story, we know that she was a true rebel in the Resistance, and in our culture we might have called her a hippie,” Dern says. “But she was longing for peace, and a revolutionary in that way, and wanted to be trained by and led by Leia, who taught her everything she knew. She wanted to come up in the ranks to support Leia’s mission, but also had this otherworldly side that does involve the Force.”
So, what do you think about that new detail about Holdo’s character? Do you like the idea, that she is/was Force sensitive? Does it change anything for you?
Holdo being Force sensitive changes nothing for me, personally. Maybe her Force powers should have told her it’s a good idea not to keep secrets from your crew. Also, I wonder who else in the movies might be secretly Force sensitive. Finn? BB-8? Rose?
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