Just six months ago, relative unknown Kelly Marie Tran burst onto the big screen in a major way with the role of a lifetime, Rose Tico, a rebel mechanic in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. As the first Asian-American to play a lead character in the franchise’s more than 40-year history, she became an instant role model. But this week the rising star was bullied off Instagram, where she had been documenting her storybook success, after being harassed by racist trolls. Read on for more.

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