Kelly Marie Tran Got the BIGGEST Applause at Star Wars Celebration Today [SWCC]

Kelly Marie Tran is delightful and should be protected. Her light and enthusiasm is infectious, and we adored getting to witness her hearing the audience cheering for HER during today's Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (formerly Episode IX) panel at Star Wars Celebration Chicago today.

Kelly Marie Tran Got the BIGGEST Applause at Star Wars Celebration Today [SWCC]
Oscar Isaac, Kelly Marie Tran, and Joonas Suotamo during Star Wars Celebration 2019
Photo by Bill Watters
You can see/hear a bit in this video from Entertainment Tonight just how loud the roar was, and how Tran emotionally responded to the applause.

Tran came into the galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Last Jedi as Resistance mechanic Rose Tico, and was horribly treated by the fanbase, to the point where she left social media due to bullying and almost hourly harassment.

Tran and director JJ Abrams stopped by the Star Wars Live stage later on in the day, and the crowd greeted her with a loud, strong chant of "Kelly, Kelly, Kelly!"

We're so pleased to see her return to the Cosmic Conflict saga, and to see her featured in one of the images released during the panel.

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About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.


Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always).

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence.

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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