‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Star Diego Luna Praises the Stand-Alone Movie’s Diversity

“I think it’s a film that sends a very pertinent message to the world,” the actor tells TheWrap

In “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” Diego Luna plays the heroic Captain Cassian Andor, an Intelligence Officer with the Rebel Alliance tasked with keeping Felicity Jone’s volatile Jyn Erso in check.

The Mexican actor, who began his career as a child starring in telenovelas, has praised the standalone “Star Wars” filmmakers for bringing together such a multicultural cast.

“I am just glad this film is talking about the world we’re living in, where racial and cultural diversity is found everywhere,” Luna told TheWrap at the “Rogue One” junket in San Francisco, California.

“It’s a film that talks about how much we could do together if we lived in a different society,” Luna continued. “If we understand that being different, if we understand that this diversity makes us richer and more powerful. It’s about all of us getting involved. We have this heroes, just regular people, ordinary people doing extraordinary things and I feel very proud to be part of this.”

With Oscar Isaac’s Poe Dameron in “The Force Awakens,” and now Luna’s Cassian Andor in “Rogue One,” TheWrap asked if the actor thinks more doors are being opened for Latinos in future “Star Wars” films?

“Yeah, in anything. I mean, not just for Latinos, for everyone. The cinema has to start to reflect the world we live in. Today the market is not a country. The market is the world. It’s a global thing. Audiences want to be represented,” Luna replied.

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” hits theaters on Dec. 16, 2016.