Diego Luna, on lockdown like the rest of us and waiting for the world to start turning again as his children get over having had COVID-19, discusses his forthcoming return to the role of Cassian Andor in the Disney Plus series with Indiewire. Stating that he believes the role of Cassian gave him the most freedom he’s ever had as an actor, filming on huge practical sets and therefore immersing himself in the world of the days before A New Hope, he said as much as he could about the forthcoming project.
“I can’t really talk about it. The thing I can tell you, and it’s a nice challenge and it’s a great way to approach a show, but what happens when you already know the ending? Then it becomes about the story. Everything is in how you tell the story and how many different layers you can find. This can’t be a show now where at the end we surprise you with like, ‘Oh no it wasn’t him!’ We’ve already seen the ending.”
“If you think about it, ‘Rogue One’ started with the same task. The last scene of ‘Rogue One’ is a scene we all know. It makes another part of your brain work. You can’t use the same formulas for storytelling you’ve known all your life with this because it’s very different. The big thing is now we start with a character that people already know what he’s capable of.”