Westview alumna Kelly Marie Tran is the latest to join the cast of Star Wars: Episode VIII. While not much is known yet about her role, she will be appearing as a lead character. Kelly began developing her skills locally, acting in productions such as Guys and Dolls and 42nd Street with the Westview Theatre Company and A Chorus Line with the Young Actors Theatre. Kelly went on to attend UCLA, where she was featured in numerous web series and pursued other acting endeavors. She has been acting in small film and TV roles, and is most known for her appearances in About a Boy, Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, and several CollegeHumor videos. She also recently appeared in a Netflix original film called XOXO in a supporting role.

Episode VIII is set to be released in December 2017.