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Oscar Isaac's Poe Dameron is one of the coolest new heroes in the entire Star Wars galaxy. With the swagger of the late Han Solo and the charm of Lando Calrissian, it takes a lot for any character to one-up him. Alas, I sat down with Isaac and Laura Dern at the press junket for Star Wars: The Last Jedi this past weekend weekend, the man behind Poe explained that Dern's Vice Admiral Holdo presents the hotshot pilot with a massive challenge in the latest Star Wars movie, and has a significant impact on him. Isaac told us,
Even during his encounter with Kylo Ren in Star Wars: The Force Awakens Poe Dameron always seems to have a certain amount of control. However, according to Oscar Isaac, Laura Dern's Vice Admiral Holdo (the anti-General Leia, in a sense) will be one of the few characters who can out think and outplay him - which will put him in vulnerable positions that he's not used to experiencing. As a result, Holdo may have one of the biggest impacts on Poe (both good and bad) during the events of The Last Jedi, and that could spill over into the events of Episode IX as well.
It's clear that Oscar Isaac has affection for Laura Dern and her character in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, even if there's a bit of antagonism between them on the screen. In fact, Isaac continued during our interview heaping praise upon the actress for her ability to bring Vice Admiral Holdo to life with such complexity. Said Isaac,
From there, Laura Dern opened up and likened Poe's journey through the new saga to that of other fan-favorite Star Wars heroes, in the sense that the franchise is all about the path to becoming a hero. In the same way that Rey is on her own path to self-actualization, so too is the Resistance's best pilot. Dern explained,
Check out a clip from my interview with Laura Dern and Oscar Isaac below to see what they had to say about Vice Admiral Holdo's impact on Poe Dameron in Star Wars: The Last Jedi!