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Interview: ‘Andor’ Star Diego Luna Talks Latino Representation & How ‘Star Wars’ Reflects Real World Issues

Star Wars has been tackling various live-action original series’ on Disney +, and Andor looks to be the most unique of them all. As a prequel to Rogue One, Andor promises to keep that grounded feel and add an expansive rich story around Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor. 

I recently sat down with the star of the show, Diego Luna, to discuss more about what Andor represents in the Star Wars universe. Luna happily broke out in Spanish during our interview as I made my introduction in Spanish. He spoke about the importance and joy of seeing more Latinos in Star Wars, as well as, how crucial diversity is to Star Wars stories. We also discussed the relevancy of Andor’s themes when it comes to current social movements and how Star Wars has always been a reflection of current world issues. 

The mix of Spanish and English in our interview perfectly fit into our discussion on Star Wars being about different groups of people, with their own culture and language, coming together to stand against the authoritarian Empire.

Check out the full interview with Diego Luna below:

The Andor series will explore a new perspective from the Star Wars galaxy, focusing on Cassian Andor’s journey to discover the difference he can make. The series brings forward the tale of the burgeoning rebellion against the Empire and how people and planets became involved. It’s an era filled with danger, deception and intrigue where Cassian will embark on the path that is destined to turn him into a rebel hero.

Diego Luna in Andor.
Diego Luna as Cassian Andor in Disney+’s Andor. (Courtesy of Disney+)

Andor truly dives into the origins of the Rebels in an expansive, 12-episode series; be on the lookout for this one-of-a-kind Star Wars series when it premieres on Disney + on September 21

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