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TLJ Laura Dern (Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo) in TLJ

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Sequel Trilogy (Released Films)' started by CEB, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. CEB

    CEB Force Ghost star 5

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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

    HugoWanKenobi Jedi Knight star 2

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  3. nightangel

    nightangel Force Ghost star 6

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

    SoloBrothers Jedi Knight star 2

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

    Darth Claire Force Ghost star 5

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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

    arjank Jedi Master star 4

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

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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

    nightangel Force Ghost star 6

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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

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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

    gizka Jedi Knight star 1

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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

    Luukeskywalker Force Ghost star 5

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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

    CEB Force Ghost star 5

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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

    B3 Force Ghost star 6

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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

    Dame sans merci Jedi Master star 4

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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

    littlewaves Jedi Master star 4

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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

    Darth Smurf Jedi Grand Master star 5

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

    Luukeskywalker Force Ghost star 5

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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

    Darth Smurf Jedi Grand Master star 5

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

    Dame sans merci Jedi Master star 4

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

    B3 Force Ghost star 6

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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

    Forceuser707 Jedi Knight star 4

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

    [​IMG]
     
  22. turnip white

    turnip white Jedi Master star 4

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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

    gizka Jedi Knight star 1

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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.
    [​IMG]
     
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  24. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Fearless Vampire Killer star 8 Staff Member Manager

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  25. Darth_Bertie

    Darth_Bertie Force Ghost star 5

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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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