On the heels of a new global trailer for Raya and the Last Dragon being released, star Kelly Marie Tran (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) has spoken with both The Hollywood Reporter and Indiewire about her journey overcoming online harassment from Star Wars followers in 2018 to now becoming a Disney Princess.
Along with director Rian Johnson for The Last Jedi, Tran was on the receiving end of combative pushback online against the perceived progressive themes and casting in that Star Wars entry to the franchise. After writing a 2018 op-ed for The New York Times with the headline “I Won’t Be Marginalized by Online Harassment,” Tran tells The Hollywood Reporter that she opted to withdraw from the spotlight.
“I left. I said no to a lot of things,” said Tran. “It felt like I was just hearing the voice of my agents and my publicity team and all of these people ……
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