LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - AUGUST 06: Actor Diego Luna attends NAHJ 2022 Hall Of Fame Gala at Caesars Palace on August 06, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Robin L Marshall/Getty Images for NAHJ Hall of Fame Gala)
TV - Movies
Why Andor's
Diego Luna Is
Still Haunted By
Rogue One
In the new Disney+ show "Andor," actor Diego Luna will reprise his role from "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" as the titular Cassian Andor for a series that explores how the character became dedicated to the Rebel cause. During a press event promoting “Andor,” Luna spoke emotionally about the character’s significance and why "Rogue One" still haunts him.
The actor revealed that Andor's motivations were a major factor that drove him to step back into the role for this new series, and that he was hungry to know more about his character. "I think 'Rogue One' is a film about an event," Luna said. "You don't get to know those characters. You don't get to understand exactly where they come from, what needed to happen.”
Furthermore, Luna was intrigued by some of the allusions his character made to a shadowy past. "The character says stuff that ... haunts me in 'Rogue One,'" Luna mused. "[He says] that he started the fight [when] he was six years old. What does that mean, exactly?” Audiences can hope to learn the answer when “Andor” premieres on September 21, 2022.