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,"