Over on her official Instagram page, living legend and national treasure Laura Dern has just revealed a brand-new look at her Star Wars: The Last Jedi character, Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo. Because it's Laura Dern, she looks exceptionally badass.
Let's take a look.
Because I am, relatively speaking, a Star Wars tourist who has gone out of his way to learn as little as possible about The Last Jedi before its arrival later this year, I had no idea who Laura Dern was playing in this film until I looked up her character on the official Star Wars Wikia.
Here's what I learned:
"Amilyn Holdo was a human female from Gatalenta. In her youth, Holdo served in the Apprentice Legislature of the Imperial Senate, where she became acquainted with Princess Leia Organa of Alderaan. During her time in the Apprentice Legislature, Holdo became friends with Organa, who confided with her about involvement with the rebellion against the Galactic Empire. Later, by the year 34 ABY, Holdo became a Vice Admiral in Organa's Resistance during its war with the First Order."
So, we know Amilyn Holdo's one of Leia's friends, we know she's in a leadership position, we know she has excellent taste in hairstyles, and we know that she's played by Laura Dern. This is all the information I require, thank you. I will now retreat safely back to my non-spoiler space and continue dodging any further factoids (and Porg memes) until December 14th, when The Last Jedi lands in theaters.
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