Diego Luna Talks Realistic Approach to ‘Rogue One’ & Jyn Erso

The countdown continues: there is a little over a month to go until Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters. Fans are clamoring for information to whet their appetites. Diego Luna, who plays Captain Cassian Andor, says that Rogue One will be the most realistic Star Wars movie yet, according to a report from starwarsnewsnet.com

The site translates responses from an interview Luna gave to the Mexican branch of Vanity Fair. He talks about his character and the tone he wants to convey through him:

“I wanted to make my character more natural and realistic. Although people expect the tone of the film to be fantasy, it actually is quite the contrary. It’s an intimate story that feels real.”

Luna goes on to explain why he believes Rogue One is the most realistic film in the fabled series:

“I think of all the Star Wars films released so far, Rogue One is the most real one, which is about the people. The characters are very similar to us. They are heroes with no powers. What they have is a conviction and desire to change reality.”

This fits with the trailers, which show darker, grittier scenes. The film’s plot centers around Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones), a girl who unites a bunch of rebels to steal the blueprints for the Death Star.

Luna also reveals a detail about the story’s point of view:

“The story in the movie is seen through the eyes of Jyn Erso.”

Could this suggest that the entire movie is a first-person perspective, much like Goodfellas? Will voice over be present? Only time will tell.

Other stars include Mads Mikkelsen, Ben Mendelsohn, Alan Tudyk, and Forrest Whitaker. It is directed by Gareth Edwards, from a screenplay written by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on December 16, 2016.

Ryan Malik
Ryan Malik
Ryan is a screenwriter with a BFA in Film from The School of Visual Arts in New York City. He's a connoisseur of Batman, Ghostbusters, Hitchcock, Scorsese, Stephen King, and Pop-Tarts. Tweet me @Theaterfilms1