Since I have already touched on both Benicio Del Toro and Laura Dern I figured I’d take this time to address the final announced newcomer to the Episode VIII cast, Kelly Marie Tran. She is an unknown actress compared to Del Toro and Dern and I’m quite surprised she is in the cast but we won’t discount her as many of the previously unknown The Force Awakens cast members made us fall in love with them. General Flux has informed me of a few bits regarding Tran’s role in the film.
According to Flux, she was not on set very much at all. He thinks she has more screen time than Max von Sydow did in TFA but less than Oscar Isaac. She shared one scene with John Boyega where, as Flux describes, she gives Finn information on the First Order. They meet in a bar that is much fancier than the ones seen in previous films. Tran wears all a dark green (almost brown) jacket that matches her pants and a low cut black top that has some sort of purple pattern on it, belt, and boots.
Since I am talking Tran and Boyega I should state that there is no romance between the two. Her character, which is named Aya (but this may just be a filming code name, Flux isn’t sure), flirts with Finn when they meet but he doesn’t reciprocate. By what Flux describes I am making the assumption that she is an information broker to the highest bidder. How she gets her information is not revealed to Flux’s knowledge. At the end of the scene stormtroopers appear and begin shooting at Finn and she leads him out the back door to escape.