Fan site reveals details about new 'Star Wars' characters.
Ever since newcomer Kelly Marie Tran was announced as part of the starring cast of Star Wars: Episode VIII, there has been rampant fan speculation — with very little information to go on — about who or what she is playing. While official details are still tightly under wraps, a recent report from a Star Wars fan site provided a scant nugget of info about her role in a galaxy far, far away.
The rumors, posted on MakingStarWars.net, mainly focus on the new characters played by Benicio del Toro and Laura Dern, but notes that Tran will be dressed "very simply" and her role is closely associated with Finn (John Boyega). The site also notes that the character's situation is "really cool." Like I said, scant.