From Dueling Droids to Wacky Auditions: Rogue One particular: A Star Wars Story’s Forged Spills Secrets in Unique Q&A

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The admirers brought the queries, and the stars of Rogue One particular: A Star Wars Story did not disappoint with their responses, dishing on everything from their craziest auditions to their preferred (and the very least preferred) droids.

PEOPLE’s deputy editor J.D. Heyman hosted a live Q&A with the stars and filmmakers of Rogue One particular in collaboration with Twitter and Disney to give admirers an inside of look at the to start with standalone film of the franchise on Friday afternoon.

Director Gareth Edwards and forged members Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Donnie Yen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed and Ben Mendelsohn were on hand to answer queries from Star Wars aficionados using the hashtag #AskRogueOne.

Speaking about her role as the film’s rebellious heroine, Jyn Erso, Jones reported she was delighted for the option to play the motion hero. “It was terrific to eventually get out of the corset,” she reported, incorporating, “I’m hardly ever likely again … I totally beloved staying a tomboy. I beloved each and every moment of it.”

One particular of the most effective reveals of the Q&A arrived from Ahmed, who stars as Bodhi Rook in the film. Questioned about his audition system, the Night Of star suggests he bought a tiny carried absent trying to impress his director. Noting that Edwards created “a major mistake” by supplying absent his particular electronic mail address, Ahmed admitted that he despatched the director much more than twelve versions of the exact scene about the study course of 4 days. “I began performing nuts things, I began having into costumes, strange accents,” he explained with a snicker. “I just held spamming him with these audition tapes.”

Just after 6 days, Ahmed reported Edwards eventually emailed him again and instructed him to halt sending tapes. “So I just assumed I experienced blown it like on a psychopath stage,” he joked. When Edwards eventually called again with the news that he bought the aspect, Ahmed reported he assumed the director was contacting “to consider out a restraining buy or a thing.”

Edwards quipped, “Honestly, soon after I bought about ten [tapes], I was like I’m not confident I want to operate with this guy.”

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Tudyk, who plays the droid K-2SO in the film, delighted admirers with an effect of Jar Jar Binks, and also gave his ideas on no matter whether K-2 would get together with the authentic bipedal droid in Star Wars, C-3PO. “I don’t believe they would,” Tudyk reported. “K-2 is relatively unflappable C-3PO is just kind of flapping all about the position.”

The actor does believe that his imperial-turned-rebel solider would get together with C-3PO’s most effective good friend, R2D2. “R2’s great in a way that C-3PO isn’t,” Tudyk joked. “He’s often cussing.”

Luna, who plays Captain Cassian Andor in the film, attained a spherical of applause for 1 of the much more considerate responses of the afternoon. Questioned what he thinks the concept is behind the film, Luna explained, “I believe it sends a crystal clear concept that individuals very different from every single other, who apparently have absolutely nothing in common, [can] leave their differences on the side and operate alongside one another as a workforce and realize terrific issues.”

He extra, “It’s a terrific concept for the globe we’re residing in. Let us celebrate our differences and understand that tends to make us richer and more powerful.”

Edwards agreed, stating that the concept powering the films are what tends to make them special. “I believe Star Wars, when it is done effectively, has meat on the bone, it is about a thing. These are kind of like existence lessons for youngsters,” he reported.

“I believe you have to have to have that in Star Wars, with no it it is just a load of explosions and robots and spaceships and Star Wars is much more than that,” extra the director. “And I believe which is why it is special and has lasted about 30 a long time, simply because it is truly bought that means powering it.”

Admirers also got a glimpse of a hardly ever-prior to-found clip from Rogue One particular — which follows a band of rebel fighters as they embark on a desperate mission to steal the plans to the Loss of life Star.

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