Diego Luna talks filming ‘Andor’ final season

Mexico City –

Diego Luna has mixed feelings about the nearing end of the Star Wars series ‘Andor’.

“I’m very excited about filming. I live the process with a certain melancholy because I always feel that the end is near,” the Mexican actor said in a recent video call interview between shoots. said in The second season of the series was well received in the UK.

Luna knew that the series, about the Rebel spy introduced to fans in 2016’s Rogue One, was only going to last two seasons. But he doesn’t look forward to the end.

“It’s also an inevitable part of how sad it is to leave this team, leave this dynamic situation, leave the time we’re living here,” he said.

The show takes a thrilling approach to the backstory of Cassian Andor, the Rebel thief-turned-spy who resists the brutal Galactic Empire in the original Star Wars trilogy.

Luna’s portrayal of Andor’s survival-at-all-costs spirit has put him on many shortlists for Emmy nominations for an actor in a drama series. If done, he would be the first Latino actor to be nominated for an Emmy in this category in nearly 30 years. Puerto Rican star Jimmy Smits became the last actor to enter the category in 1995 with his role in NYPD Blue.

Other contenders include Pedro Pascal of “The Last of Us,” Jenna Ortega of “Wednesday,” and Selena Gomez of the comedy series “Only Murders in the Building.” . Luna is happy to be in, but her Latino actor’s prolonged drought is troubling.

“What saddens me is the fact that the last time a Latino actor was nominated in this category was years ago, and how many interesting stories have been told and which actors have been cast so far. “It’s a memorable job,” he said. “But it’s also exciting to know that I’m not the only one, so that I think good things will happen to people from my hometown who look like me. will be.”

For now, Luna focuses on “what has already happened”, including the positive reviews “Andor” has received.

Created and produced by Tony Gilroy, ‘Andor’ has been nominated for numerous awards including the BAFTA, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards. It’s a rare feat for a sci-fi series that typically doesn’t fall into the mainstream categories of shows like the Emmys.

“Sci-fi movies have a lot of prejudices in a way, and something very beautiful happened in Andor,” Luna said. “It’s great to see the team, the people working on this, and people in the industry celebrating the series with them.”

When asked if there would be more action or if the second season, coming in August 2024, would be darker, Luna stressed that the series would be somewhere in between both forces. .

“It’s the balance that makes this series stick,” he said. “If there’s one thing that characterizes this series, I think it’s the depth in the characters it portrays. It’s the last season, so I have to follow the path of all these characters that I met in the first season.” No, they don’t exist in Rogue One and the story has to end.”

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