One of the highlights of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is Captain Cassian Andor, played with suitably roguish vigour by Diego Luna. The rebel captain’s unwavering moral stance is one of the film’s most interesting character arcs, and Luna’s natural charm is underplayed extremely well throughout.
We absolutely loved the film, and the dynamic between Luna and Felicity Jones’ wayward Jyn Erso is a real treat. It brings an inner conflict to the wider war being waged, and thankfully sidesteps the romantic entanglement it could so have easily been.
Stefan Pape sat down with Diego Luna a day after the film’s premiere in London to talk about bringing a new face to an old saga, being terrified of Darth Vader and if being involved in the film helped him overcome that fear (spoiler – it didn’t). He also talks about acting since it was 6 years old, and how the line of acting and reality became blurred for him when it comes to Star Wars.
He also talks about the reality of Rogue One, not just the physical feel of the weapons, but how the film is a political one, how this is the darkest time in the Star Wars universe and it is only through coming together that they can succeed.
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.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is released in the UK on the 15th of December, and on the 16th in the US.