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Kelly Marie Tran is Rose, the first major Star Wars character played by an Asian American female

Posted by Suzanne Kai - on Friday, 05 January 2018

Kelly Marie Tran is Rose, the first major Star Wars character played by an Asian American female
January 5, 2018 Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi has a new character named Rose Tico that fans are buzzing about. The character is the first major Star Wars role played by an Asian American woman. That woman is 29 year old Kelly Marie Tran, an actress of Vietnamese American descent from San Diego. After filming wrapped Tran took time off to travel to South Africa where she worked in an endangered wildlife reserve without electricity, internet or running water. Then she...

Jackie Chan stars in 2 movies - The Foreigner (Oct 2017) & Bleeding Steel (Dec 2017) - & Streaming Jan. 2018

Posted by Suzanne Kai on Friday, 15 September 2017.

by Suzanne Kai

 
September 14, 2017
 
AC JACKIE CHAN HEADSHOTJackie Chan, at 63, is as busy as ever. His latest film The Foreigner releases on American screens this October 13, 2017, and launches on streaming platforms in January, 2018.
 
This is his first high profile movie to come to America since 2010's release of The Karate Kid where he played the mentor to the karate kid (Jaden Smith). He has also been a voice actor during this time for two Kung Fu Panda sequels, the Lego Ninjago Movie, and The Nut Job 2. 

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The Foreigner, starring Jackie and Pierce Brosnan is an action thriller directed by Martin Campbell, (Casino Royale).
 
Jackie plays Quan, a humble London businessman whose teenage daughter is killed in a senseless act by terrorists. While frantically searching for the terrorists, he gets entangled in a conflict with a British government official played by Brosnan who may have clues to lead him to the terrorists.
 
After wrapping The Foreigner, Jackie completed another film Bleeding Steel with a limited U.S. release date of December 22, 2017, directed by Chinese director Leo Zhang.
 
Jackie stars in this sci-fi action movie as a UN security officer trying to rescue his estranged daughter from a mutant super soldier and space robots.
 
The film features Jackie in the first fight scene to be filmed on the roof of the Sydney Opera House, with Australian co-star Tess Haubrich. Observers reported there were no safety harnesses in sight. 
 
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In between making movies for audiences around the world, and focusing on China's movie market in recent years, Jackie is tending to his vast businesses, and his massive International Stunt Training Base compound thirty miles from Beijing. 
 
On November 12, 2016 he was presented an Honorary Oscar by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences at its Governors Awards. 
 
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