We still don’t know much about Laura Dern’s mysterious lavender-haired character in The Last Jedi — other than the fact that she’ll probably, like, be in space at one point — but in a new Collider interview, her costar Oscar Isaac has seemingly confirmed that her character will, in fact, be queer.
After Dern and Isaac both described their relationship with Carrie Fisher/Princess Leia (spoiler alert: they thought she was a goddess), they got into discussing the similarities between Dern’s character in a recent Star Wars novel and Dern’s character in the actual movie.
As we have reported, Dern’s character, Vice Admiral Holdo, recently hinted at being pansexual to Princess Leia at in a new tie-in novel, Leia: Princess of Alderaan. During a frank discussion about sexuality in which Leia proclaims, “It’s just humanoid males for me,” Holdo retorts, “Really? That feels so limiting.” Holdo also at one point says she enjoys “a pair of pretty dark eyes — or more than a pair, if you’re into Grans, or Aqualish, or Tals,” which we assume are different alien species and not different brands of contacts.
And sure enough, when the reporter in the aforementioned Collider interview brought up Holdo, Isaac mentioned the character’s “homosexuality” and stressed that Holdo is “a very sexual character” and “VERY open” about her sexual experiences. He even seemed to confirm that Holdo has an “intergalactic” orientation, which definitely falls in line with her representation in Princess of Alderaan.
As for Isaac, however, it doesn’t sound like he’ll be having any queer moments in the new film. When pressed on the rumors that his character Poe might be the franchise’s first LGBTQ character, he said, “That isn’t necessarily going to be a clear story point in this one. But, as an actor, for me, I’m very open to those possible storylines and I don’t think it needs to be nailed down in any traditional way.”
That doesn’t mean Poe won’t be taking his secret relationship with Finn into hyperdrive in the final film of the trilogy, however. We’ll keep our fingers crossed.