Known and loved by thousands of loyal Browncoats as Wash from Joss Whedon’s Firefly, Alan Tudyk is leaping sci-fi franchises to make his presence felt in the Star Wars Universe.

As the voice and performance-captured body of reprogrammed Imperial droid K-2SO Tudyk is tasked with bringing the sparse light relief to Gareth Edwards’ thrilling Star Wars story, Rogue One. We were extremely impressed with the new film, and you can read our glowing review of Rogue One right here.

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We had the chance to sit down with the man whose had lent his voice to some of the biggest animated hits of recent years. In this interview, conducted by the superlative Stefan Pape, he talks about his start with Disney, his work on Frozen, Big Hero 6 and Wreck-It Ralph. He also talks about bringing light relief to a very demanding set, making Diego Luna laugh with his improvisation.

The actor also talks about the strange process of becoming a character which will become an icon to future generations.

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The Star Wars prequel is directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Ben Mendelsohn, Diego Luna, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen , Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen and Riz Ahmed. It is produced by Kathleen Kennedy from an original idea by John Knoll.

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Interview: Alan Tudyk

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is released in the UK on the 15th of December, and on the 16th in the US.