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Official Info Laura Dern (Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo) in Episode VIII

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi & IX - Spoilers Allowed' started by CEB, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. CEB Force Ghost

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    Very intrigued by this news, and memories of her in Jurassic Park make me feel like she'll slot into Star Wars perfectly. What do we think her role will be? My predictable early theory is that she will be Luke's significant other, and quite possibly Rey's mother - i can imagine her playing a character who lost her daughter quite easily.
  2. HugoWanKenobi Jedi Knight

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  3. nightangel Force Ghost

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    Luke's wife and Rey's mother. [face_shhh]:D
  4. SoloBrothers Jedi Knight

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    Mara Jade
    But not really
    Really, Rey's mom and Luke's wife
  5. Darth Claire Force Ghost

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    Aww right! Time to see if "Dern is playing Rey's mom" will be this years "Gleeson is playing Luke's son" debate :p
    All aboard the inevitable disappointment train
  6. arjank Jedi Master

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    Yeah, Rey's mom and Luke's wife [face_praying]
  7. Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films

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    If she is Luke's wife the important question is is she already dead or is she alive?
  8. nightangel Force Ghost

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    Too bad we did not get the video out of a different angle to see if there is a tombstone. [face_sigh]
  9. Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films

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    Also tagged this as official info. Damn, this is cool! :p
  10. gizka Jedi Knight

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    Am I the only one not seeing any mom resemblance at all? I feel like if they were casting for Rey's mom, they definitely could've found someone more resonant in appearance?
  11. Luukeskywalker Force Ghost

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    Well odds are that they cast Rey to look like her grandmother Padme. That would mean she got those looks through the genes she got from Luke. Therefore, Rey's mom doesn't have to have any specific look to her.

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  12. CEB Force Ghost

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    I don't see resemblance as such, but I don't think that's important so much as ability to play a certain type of character.when you think how well Laura Dern played essential;y the surrogate to the kids in JP, I think she'd be excellent at portraying someone who thought they'd lost a daughter forever - in fact, she kind of fits Leia's ROTJ description of her own mother far better than Natalie Portman...
  13. B3 Force Ghost

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    I feel like she's going to be a senator or general or maybe just a fruit vendor.

    Still, I'm delighted she's in the movie.
  14. Dame sans merci Jedi Master

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    I feel similar - my guess in the other thread was member of the republic who the resistance form an alliance with.
  15. littlewaves Jedi Master

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    This one's for all you EU lovers out there...
    [IMG]

    Red hair! That can only mean one thing right!

    (or Hux's mum)
  16. Darth Smurf Jedi Master

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    Maybe she is the new leader of the Republic
  17. Luukeskywalker Force Ghost

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    You don't cast an actor with the name recognition and accolades that Dern has just to be a senator or resistance officer with a cameo. Same with Del Toro. I expect both to have key roles in the film. Del Toro likely will get a key villain role. Maybe he along with Snoke are the two big bads behind the whole First Order/ Knights of Ren.

    Also for Dern, to be able to portray the ex-wife/former partner or flame of Luke and Rey's mom, would seem to be a very pivotal role fit for someone of Dern's stature.

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  18. Darth Smurf Jedi Master

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    Darth Mauls mom????
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  19. Dame sans merci Jedi Master

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    Not necessarily: look at Del Toro's role as the collector in GOTG. Not exactly pivotal.
  20. B3 Force Ghost

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    I remember when we thought Max Von Sydow was the arch villain.
    In any case, a political or military role needn't be a mere cameo. I'm sure Dern won't be misused. At least I hope so.
    And if she turns out to be Mara Jade, that's cool too.
  21. Forceuser707 Jedi Knight

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    Looks more like a character from a 3d animated series.

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  22. turnip white Jedi Master

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    I was just going to post has she ever donned red hair. We now have the answer. I would love her to be Mara [face_praying] But like everything else gone by we might as well throw that idea down the toilet, =((
  23. gizka Jedi Knight

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    I don't take Pablo's twitter that seriously, and she still might be a new character that is Rey's mom, but my gut's telling me to not expect her as Mara Jade.
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  24. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Malleus Maleficarum

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  25. Darth_Bertie Jedi Grand Master

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    Well, you can always say blonde hair and blue eyes would make it unlikely to be Rey's mum, but who knows.
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