Rare ‘Star Wars’ Behind-the-Scenes: Watch Kelly Marie Tran Audition With John Boyega (Video)

See why director Rian Johnson chose Tran to play Rose

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One of the biggest breakout performances of the year has come from Kelly Marie Tran, who plays Rose Tico in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Now fans can view her “chemistry read” with John Boyega and see just why director Rian Johnson chose her for the role.

A rare look inside the casting process of a “Star Wars” movie, a video released on the Star Wars Facebook page this week shows Tran prepping for her audition with John Boyega.

“I feel crazy,” she says.

Then we get to see Tran and Boyega read the scene in the movie in which they’re determining whether or not to trust Benicio Tel Toro’s character, and it’s just as good as the scene that ended up in the film. From the look on Rian Johnson’s face, he clearly agrees.

“I really, really, really like Kelly,” Johnson says after the read, adding that seeing her feels like the character he had in his head while writing the script “showed up to read.”

Watch the clip below to see the chemistry for yourself. “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is now in theaters.