Well here’s something out of left field. In an article posted on Entertainment Weekly, actress Laura Dern, who portrayed Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo in The Last Jedi, revealed that her character was Force-sensitive.
It was already known that Holdo and Leia had a history together as mentioned in author Claudia Gray’s Leia: Princess of Alderaan novel. But these quotes from Dern are the first time we are hearing about Holdo having a connection to the Force.
Check out the intro to EW’s article below and then take the source link accordingly.
Laura Dern has revealed that her violet-haired Resistance leader, like Leia Organa herself, was Force sensitive.
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Dern made the revelation in a recent interview with EW after being asked if there was any more to Holdo’s backstory than we saw in the film. She said she talked in depth with writer-director Rian Johnson, producer Ram Bergman and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy about the character’s history
“In their minds, and in their understanding of the origin story, we know that she was a true rebel in the Resistance, and in our culture we might have called her a hippie,” Dern says. “But she was longing for peace, and a revolutionary in that way, and wanted to be trained by and led by Leia, who taught her everything she knew. She wanted to come up in the ranks to support Leia’s mission, but also had this otherworldly side that does involve the Force.”