Star Wars newcomer Naomi Ackie has revealed that she asked Kelly Marie Tran advice on dealing with online abuse.
Kelly starred as Rose Tico in the 2017 film The Last Jedi, and ended up quitting social media following a slurry of abuse from toxic fan members whose opinions should never have made their way to the internet.
Speaking to Metro about how she sought advice from Kelly, Naomi said: “I think watching the experience of Kelly Marie Tran and talking to her, I got a lot of inspiration from her about how to grow a thicker skin when it comes to people’s opinions of not just your work, [also] who you are.
“Luckily, there’s so much time between knowing that you’re doing [the film], preparing for it, filming it, editing and reshoots. You have so much time to contemplate all of that stuff.
“But at this point I feel like I’m in a good place, I’m ready for people to see it. And, hey, I think it’s gonna be great. If people don’t like it, they don’t like it. And if they don’t like me, that’s alright.”