Speaking of Kennedy, who is currently the president of Lucasfilm, Dern also dished on the secret character she plays in Star Wars: The Last Jedi-- as much as she could, anyway.
"I am actually in it. I did have the greatest experience of my life. I felt like I was seven years old again, and Rian Johnson even keeps telling this really embarrassing story, our amazing director, about how when he got in the editing room -- and I do have weaponry in a scene -- he literally heard me making sounds, because I had only done it in my room in childhood. On camera, you hear me then going, 'Pew, pew pew!'" she confessed. "It's like, so embarrassing! But, you know, it's Star Wars!"
"It was so embarrassing, but I was so excited to be there, that I really did think I was at play. It was crazy and beautiful," she shared, before sharing another special experience on set: working with the late Carrie Fisher.
"[I worked with] the amazing Carrie, who we all knew was just the most wildly forthright and incredible, authentic being, and taught us so much about that," she gushed.