The Resurrection of Kelly Marie Tran: On Surviving ‘Star Wars’ Bullying, the Pressures of Representation, and ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’

The Resurrection of Kelly Marie Tran: On Surviving ‘Star Wars’ Bullying, the Pressures of Representation, and ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’

Kelly Marie Tran’s first recording session for Raya and the Last Dragon involved a leap of faith. As the titular warrior princess, she stood in a booth in Disney Animation’s Burbank offices and performed the dialogue, an incantation meant to awaken a mythical creature that could help save the world.

The taping went smoothly, but right before the scene wrapped, Tran spoke up: “Hey, actually … would you mind if I tried something?”

Read more via The Hollywood Reporter

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