Kelly Marie Tran has been living her life to the fullest since she left social media and doesn’t want to restore her online presence anytime soon. When her breakout role as Rose Tico in Star Wars: The Last Jedi brought Kelly marie tran great fame, along with a plethora of internet trolls who hounded the actress with scathing posts on social media. Tran stopped posting to his Instagram account in 2018 in response and he hasn’t looked back since.
Reflecting on the online bullying she suffered, Tran has revealed how much happier she has been since her decision to walk away from the internet. Speaking about the ordeal in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Tran explains why he will not be returning to Instagram anytime soon, despite his agents telling him that he is losing a lot of money.
“What interests me about working in this industry is that certain things become so public, even if you really don’t want them to be, [like] the succession of events in which I left the internet for my own sanity. Basically, I was the one saying, ‘Oh, this is not good for my sanity.’ I’m obviously going to drop this. ‘ .. I have really been much happier without being on the Internet. My agents have told me [I’m] giving up brand associations, but I’m not here to sell flat-belly tea to young girls. “
Tran admits that he engages in “one-sided social media,” which means he pays attention to current events and trends online, though he still sets “extreme limits” when looking for reactions to his own work. As Kelly explains, this is simply a measure she has imposed on herself to prevent trolls on social media from affecting her mental health.
“We can talk about the interaction between mental health and social media, but also about mental health and this idea of fame and what it does to you. It’s not normal. For me, that browsing is about how I protect myself from a way I can continue to work in this world and continue to lift up the stories that I feel the world needs to hear. “
Meanwhile, Tran is preparing for the release of Raya and the last dragon, the new animated film from Walt Disney Pictures with the voice of Tran as the titular Stripe. Awkwafina co-stars as Sisu, Raya’s dragon friend, and the voice cast also includes Gemma Chan, Daniel Dae Kim, Sandra Oh, Benedict Wong, and Alan Tudyk. The film will open in theaters on March 5 and will simultaneously be available on Disney + with Premier Access.
Tran’s voice-over work has also earned her a role in the upcoming Disney series. Monsters at work, a derivative of the Monsters inc. movie franchise. She will play Val Little alongside returning stars John Goodman and Billy Crystal reprising their respective roles as Sulley and Mike. The new series will premiere on Disney + on July 2.
Clearly, Tran has thrived since erasing social media from her life. Perhaps there are others who can learn from Tran’s example. This news comes to us from The Hollywood Reporter.
Topics: Raya and the Last Dragon, Star Wars