Chatting with Diego Luna as Cassian Andor in ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY #RogueOneEvent #RogueOne

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Earlier I shared with you my exclusive chat with Felicity Jones (Jyn Erso) from the new movie ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY. Continuing on, I am excited to share a candid chat with Diego Luna (Cassian Andor).

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story..Cassian Andor (Diego Luna)..Ph: Jonathan Olley..©Lucasfilm LFL 2016.

Diego Luna was born in Mexico City and started his career at a very young age with telenovela. He entered the room with the biggest smile on his face and immediately noted his character figure on the table in front of him. His smile grew bigger and he began to play around with it a bit.When asked about his character in the movie, Cassian Andor, he replied:

“He’s a captain, an intelligence officer for the rebellion.  He’s a  pretty damned good rebellious captain, you know?  He is in charge of the most important mission for the rebellion and he has to make sure this thing works together. But he’s a spy, so he’s quite a mysterious man. 

He has a lot of information he would like to forget.  He doesn’t like war, but he believes in the cause and would do anything for the cause. He’s ready to sacrifice everything and he’s a true hero.  He’s the kind of hero we could all be.  He doesn’t have special powers. He’s no Jedi.  He’s just a man with conviction (who) knows that working together as a team makes you stronger.  That’s Cassian!

We all know that Star Wars is a truly phenominal franchise that every actor dreams of becoming a part of and every fan longs for the story to continue. We asked Diego his thoughts on joining the Star Wars family and what his children thought about him being a part of it.

I bring my kids to see how we’re doing it so they can see it more from the perspective I see it and get less affected by the story. I grew up in theater, so I used to witness things I should probably had not witness but because I was watching from the dressing rooms or from the inside of the theater, I always saw the actor coming out and he was alive.

At seven years old, I saw A New Hope. I saw it because I wanted to belong to the world of my cousins. All of my cousins were playing something I didn’t get. I wanted to be part of that universe, to be able to be part of that gang and belong to that. It also connects me with my kids as a parent. And as a fan, it connects me with my son.

My work is something that always separates us (family). It represents something very negative to my kids. It’s what keeps me away. It’s that thing that I go do that they cannot be part of. Then I finish the films, they cannot watch them.

I did show my son Cesar Chavez, but he just didn’t wanted to watch it, he fell asleep. My stuff is not meant for them. Until I did The Book of Life. That’s the first film I could actually share with my kids.

So this is special because I’m going to work, and my son, instead of crying goes, ‘Yeah, Yeah, Go, Go. You’ve got to be on time, Dad, and make sure you do it right. Do what Gareth says. Don’t mess up.’

Diego mirrored Felicity’s sentiment in that this movie was LOTS of training, lots of hard work, but very worth it.

 I went to the gym. A place I didn’t like before. They got me into a whole program and they were even taking care of my sleep. It was necessary because I’ve never worked seven months on a film so intense and everyday we were doing something crazy. Running, Jumping, Climbing.

Diego was having so much fun and hated to see the interview end. He smiled brightly when asked and took a lovely group photo with all of us.ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY takes us to a time before the Death Star was built! Lucasfilm’s ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY, takes place before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, and tells the story of unlikely heroes who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star.

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY arrives in theaters everywhere on December 16th In RealD 3D and IMAX 3D!

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Felicity Jones Photo Credit: Louise Bishop

Disclosure: I was provided with an all-expense paid trip as part of a press Junket with Disney to cover this and all Rogue One: A Star War Story media.

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58 thoughts on “Chatting with Diego Luna as Cassian Andor in ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY #RogueOneEvent #RogueOne

  • I’ll bet they think it’s odd to sit down and chat with a large group of women. I have no idea who the guy is. I haven’t seen the movie.

  • This is going to be such a fun movie to watch in the theater and Diego Luna is amazing!

  • That is great interview, I however am not a Star Wars fan. My husband and kids would hate me for saying that, lol.

  • What an interesting and fun interview! We are all excited to see this movie here in my family.

  • I would love to watch this movie. It looks like it would keep my attention from the beginning to the end!

  • I can’t wait to see it! The work of actors is highly underappreciated. I saw something on facebook recently talking about how a certain actor’s opinions on politics were irrelevant because they were just a toy to be watched and then put away. Actors and artists are usually highly intelligent people and their opinions do matter!

  • I love these and would give them to my Grandson.

  • Sounds like a a great experience meeting with all these stars.

  • What a nice man and a great interview.

  • This sounds like a fascinating movie. I know that many people look forward to seeing it.

  • i know you all had a blast. cant wait to see this movie !

  • I am so happy you got to be a part of this interview. He sounds like a very interesting person and great actor. Thank you so much for sharing with us

  • WOW!! pretty amazing, I would love to see this movie , you must have been super excited! to have this interview,I know I would have.

  • Interesting thanks for the info

  • What a great interview and it’s funny what his son said about not being late. I have seen all the Star Wars movies and looking forward to seeing this one. Thanks for sharing.

  • Great interview. My family is looking forward to this movie!

  • My nephew will want to see this one.

  • I think it is funny that his only child that could watch it fell a sleep. It will be different when they are older.

  • Wonderful interview I can’t wait to see him in this movie.

  • Excellent Interview !
    Can’t wait to see this Movie, the whole family wants to see it !

  • I would love to own the Star War movies, I do not even have one yet.

  • Great interview ! My kids and hubby are waiting to see this and I am going to share this post with them.
    Linda Marie Finn

  • This movie I know that my kids will love and hubby will watch it also !!! Sharing your post with them !
    Linda Marie Finn

  • This character is going to be interesting to watch in the new Star Wars movie. He seems like a great person to meet.

  • this is going to be great for star wars fans

  • My son is a Star Wars fan. He will be interested in this.

  • I’m not a Star Wars fan, but I have seen some of the movies 🙂 This is going to be a huge event for those who are die hard Trekkies 🙂

  • My husband is a star wars fan.

  • I haven’t seen any of those movies. I’m not really into sci-fi

  • Looks like a good movie.

  • ts a shame that his kids dont see most of his work hes a very talented person

  • This character is going to be interesting to watch in the new Star Wars movie. I love the Star Wars movie and can not wait to see it withe Diego Luna in it!

  • I’m over 50, so I can remember sitting in a theater waiting to see the first Star wars in the 70s! All these years later, I still love Star Wars.

  • I’ve got a little crush on Diego. What a great casting choice.

  • We love all things Star Wars related and are looking forward to seeing Rogue One. How cool to chat with the cast.

  • This is an interesting interview. Thank you for sharing!

  • Looks like you all had a great time. Can’t wait to watch the movie with friends.

  • Love to see this looks good

  • I think it was a great interview. My son is a big Star Wars fan. We can’t wait to see this movie.

  • My kids and grandkids can’t wait to watch this.

  • Can’t wait to see this.

  • My family and I cannot wait to see this! And might I just add that he is one good looking rebel!

  • This sounds like an awesome experience, he is a good actor.

  • such a great movie series glad there is more to enjoy

  • Great interview and my grandkids can’t wait to see the movie.

  • I like what he said about getting into the role. That is a good actor.

  • Awesome! We cannot wait to see this movie next weekend!

  • So coolthat kids of this generation can enjoy and be grateful fans of StarWars

  • That was a good interview. Do you get to do those often? I bet they are fun.

  • I am amazed at just how popular Star Wars continues to be! My brother is obsessed!

  • I agree I like star wars too but lately since Disney bought it….not so much. Plus getting sick of all the merchandise everywhere I look. Disney I find seems to be trying to make as much money as they can out of it.

  • Awesome! It sounds like he is really good at what he does and really enjoys doing it

  • Awesome! Great interview, can’t wait to see this movie. We are big Star Wars fans.

  • Very informative interview.

  • I love Star Wars, but honestly they are wearing it a bit thin with me.

  • That is a nice interview. I am not a big second generation Star Wars fan but my son is. I will show him your interview.

  • Such a fun experience! I cannot wait to see this! Sounds fantastic!

  • What an interesting interview with such a talented actor. It sounds like he had to put in lots of hard work for the role.

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