Laura Dern & Oscar Isaac Talk About Amilyn Holdo
20 Nov. 2017

Laura Dern & Oscar Isaac Talk About Amilyn Holdo


In their latest article on “The Last Jedi,” Entertainment Weekly got a chance to talk to Laura Dern and Oscar Isaac to shed more light on Dern’s new character, Amilyn Holdo.

Here is some of what both Laura Dern and Oscar Isaac told Entertainment Weekly about Holdo, and how the two characters will clash in the film:

“She enters the Resistance to shake things up,” Dern tells EW. “You have to sort of figure out who’s side you’re on or what your feelings are about her,”

Fans aren’t supposed to know whether they should trust her. Poe Dameron certainly isn’t sure. “It’s definitely appropriate that they’ve paired us because a lot of the friction and conflict comes between Poe and that relationship with Admiral Holdo, who is this person that’s been — at least temporarily — put in charge of the Resistance,” Isaac says.

“She doesn’t particularly look like your typical military leader, and so I think there’s a bit of distrust for Poe,” Isaac says. “He’s not sure what to make of her, and then the way she speaks, the things she says.”

“Poe is grappling with how to become a leader and not just a hero pilot, which means keeping those emotions in check, to keep his fervor in check and think things through a bit more,” Isaac says.

“Even if something seems like it’s not the most heroic thing to do in the moment, thinking about the bigger picture is sometimes more important,” Isaac says. “That’s something he’s trying to wrap his mind around, but at the same time, with the Resistance being in such a precarious situation, he wants to do the right thing, and doesn’t want to just wait and let things happen. He doesn’t necessarily agree with the way Holdo sees the role of the Resistance in this particular moment.”

It sounds like Poe is not only going to have his hands full with dealing with the First Order in his X-Wing, but also within the Resistance against Holdo, which should make for an interesting inner conflict in the film.

For the full article on Amilyn Holdo, be sure to head on over to Entertainment Weekly.

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