J.J. Abrams, Lupita Nyong'o walk the red carpet at 'The Last Jedi' premiere(21 images)
The sci-fi fantasy "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" premiered in Los Angeles at the Shrine Auditorium on Saturday. The plot follows Rey, after having taken her first steps into the Jedi world. She joins Luke Skywalker on an adventure with Leia, Finn and Poe that unlocks mysteries of the Force and secrets of the past. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Cast member Lupita Nyong'o plays Maz Kanata in the film. Nyong'o recently called out Grazia U.K. for retouching her hair in photoshop "to fit their notion of what beautiful hair looks like" for their cover. The photographer has since apologized.
Cast member Adam Driver (L) plays Kylo Ren in the film and attends the premiere with his wife, Joanne Tucker. Driver's non-profit Arts in the Armed Forces will be giving $10,000 to a playwright who has served in the military for the production of a new play. Driver served in the Marine Corps before attending Julliard.
Cast member Laura Dern plays Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo in the movie. Dern told CBS News earlier this year, "What I can say that I love about The Last Jedi is that it empowers female characters -- girls and women -- and minorities and an iconic female character like Carrie Fisher gave us." She continued, "Part of the legacy of Star Wars is that women are not just part of the story, they make the story and the mythology of the story. That's always been there thanks to George Lucas and this invention,"