‘Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker’ Writer Addresses Rose Tico’s Minimal Screen Time

Star Wars: The Last Jedi featured the new beloved character, Rose Tico (Kelly Marie Tran) and fans instantly fell in love with her. After the death of her sister, she joins Finn on an adventure to sneak on to Supreme Leader Snoke’s ship to deactivate the tracker they have on the republic fleet. Soon after, she became a vital member of the Resistance.

Sadly, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hardly showcased the character and her screen time was an estimated 76 seconds, which is far too little for such a beloved character.

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In an interview with Awards Daily, writer Chris Terrio addresses the screen time and gives us (sort of) an explanation:

“One of the reasons that Rose has a few less scenes than we would like her to have has to do with the difficulty of using Carrie’s footage in the way we wanted to. We wanted Rose to be the anchor at the rebel base who was with Leia. We thought we couldn’t leave Leia at the base without any of the principals who we love, so Leia and Rose were working together. As the process evolved, a few scenes we’d written with Rose and Leia turned out to not meet the standard of photorealism that we’d hoped for; The last thing we were doing was deliberately trying to sideline Rose.”

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We can certainly see where he’s coming from; however, we feel like, with more planning, they could have figured out a way to give Rose more scenes.

What do you guys think? Let us know in the comments below.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is now in theaters everywhere.

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker sees the return of stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, and Billie Lourd. Joining the cast of Episode IX are Naomi Ackie (Doctor Who), Richard E. Grant (Gosford ParkHudson Hawk), Dominic Monaghan (Lost), Keri Russell (The Americans), and Matt Smith (Doctor Who), who will be joined by veteran Star Wars actors Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, and Billy Dee Williams, who will reprise his role as Lando Calrissian. The role of Leia Organa will once again be played by Carrie Fisher, using previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is directed by J.J. Abrams and produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Abrams and Michelle Rejwan. Callum Greene, Tommy Gormley, and Jason McGatlin serve as executive producers. The screenplay was written by Chris Terrio & J.J. Abrams and the story is by Derek Connolly & Colin Trevorrow and J.J. Abrams & Chris Terrio, based on characters created by George Lucas.

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