Diego Luna Credits Son for Excitement to Reprise Role in ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off Prequel Series

The ‘Rogue One’ actor, who will be back portraying Cassian Andor in ‘Andor’, admits that his son Jeronimo was so disappointed when he was killed off in the 2016 movie.

AceShowbizDiego Luna hopes his “Star Wars” return will put him back on his son’s cool list.

The actor, who is dad to Jeronimo, 12, and Fiona, 10, with ex-wife Camila Sodi, is thrilled to be reprising his “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” character, Cassian Andor, in new spin-off prequel series “Andor“, because his children were so disappointed when he was killed off in the 2016 movie.

He told SFX magazine, “I’m happy to go back to a galaxy far, far away. It’s a dream come true… I was the coolest dad when I told my kids I was doing that film [Rogue One]. When my son, that’s the one that connects the most with this universe, was watching the film he went, ‘My dad is the best!’ Then we die at the end and my son just looked at me… ‘But you died’.”

“It’s like, ‘Well, you’re cool but not that cool!’ And now I can tell him I can be back on his top 10 list of coolness.”

While shooting “Rogue One”, Diego was often hoping something would go wrong and a scene would need another take because he had so much fun piloting the spaceships.

“I had a session with a real pilot and I got a lot of information from him,” the actor added. “The only thing I can tell you is, there is no other feeling like going into hyperspace. When you go, ‘Whoosh!’ and that thing goes crazy, it feels amazing. Every take, I was like, ‘Oh please, I hope someone did something wrong, I want to go again!’ I mean, it was the nicest thing.”

“The cockpit has this system underneath that makes it move. And then in front of you, you have this huge projection that shows you what you are going to be flying through. So it’s as close to flying as could be and quite an experience.”

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