Kelly Marie Tran thinks Rian Johnson is the ''perfect person'' to helm a new 'Star Wars' trilogy.

The 43-year-old filmmaker took control of the eighth instalment of the hit sci-fi franchise, 'The Last Jedi', and was recently announced to be creating a new trilogy outside of the current Skywalker saga.

Now Tran, who stars as newcomer Rose Tico in the latest movie, said she cannot think of a better person to helm the new trilogy and she is excited to see what Johnson does.

Speaking to 'Entertainment Tonight', Tran said: ''I think that Rian isn't afraid to do something that's different and I think that's really hard with something that has been established and something that people love so much. ['The Last Jedi'] really feels like it's a standalone film, if that makes any sense. There are great action sequences, there are great characters - but every single character has an arc, every character [has] some sort of a mental, physical or emotional challenge that they're going through, and it's pretty incredible to kind of see what he's done with it. I think that there's not a more perfect person to make something new in that universe and I can't wait to see that new trilogy.''

'The Last Jedi' sees the return of 'Star Wars' legends Mark Hamill as Jedi Master Luke Skywalker and Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa.

The movie marks the last outing for Fisher as she tragically passed away last December at the age of 60 but Tran thinks she will be ''immortal'' for her iconic role as Princess Leia.

She said: ''I think that Carrie is such an icon, not just as someone who played Princess Leia, but someone who was ground-breaking in that, she was OK with being honest, brutally so, unapologetically so.

''It's scary to be yourself when a lot of people are watching and she was so fearless. I truly think she's going to be immortal for it.''