The actress spent a few days on the UK set of The Last Jedi filming her role. In an interview prior to the release of the film, Coel spoke about her role and refused to call it a cameo, saying that she merely sat on a spaceship and said just three words, and was convinced that her role would end up on the cutting room floor. However, Coel enjoyed the experience because it was Star Wars.
↑Robinson, Joanna: 32 Delightful Star Wars: The Last Jedi Cameos You Might Have Missed (2017-12-17). Vanity Fair. "Chewing Gum star Michaela Coel was reluctant to call her Last Jedi appearance a cameo. She told Complex earlier this year: "I'm so serious. It's literally, I [sit] on the spaceship and I say three words. And they probably didn't even make the movie." They did! Coel appears as a Resistance monitor who declares “they found us” early on in the film." Archived from the original.
↑Maloney, Devon: Michaela Coel, The Prodigy Behind Netflix's 'Chewing Gum,' Is The Future of Comedy (2017-04-07). Complex. "But that won't be for long, she was recently cast in the film adaptation of British musical Been So Long, and, she spent a few days on the UK set of the upcoming Star Wars installment, The Last Jedi, though she refuses to even call it a cameo. "I'm so serious. It's literally, I [sit] on the spaceship and I say three words. And they probably didn't even make the movie."" Archived from the original.