Tran told Entertainment Weekly she thought about quitting. "I remember thinking, 'This could be my life forever,'" she said. "Like, I could just never make it. I could work this hard for the next 20 years of my life and still be struggling."Then, when the world-changing news came, she couldn't even share it with her parents, refugees from Vietnam who had brought their children to America in search of a better life. Because of her contract and the secrecy of the shoot, she explained to Buzzfeed, Tran had to tell her family that she was off to Canada to shoot some indie film.In many ways, Tran's journey as an actor prepared her for the role of Rose.Rose is a maintenance worker for the Resistance who bonds with the storm-trooper turned hero Finn, played by John Boyega, a breakout star of the "Force Awakens."