Diego Luna shares a Star Wars fan’s Rogue One story about race, accents, and representation


One of the most notable aspects of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was its multi-racial cast. This resulted in a dumb attempt at boycotting the film (not the first time this has happened). We can mock the racists and rubes all we want, but I think it’s better to consider the positive effects of representation and why casts like Rogue One‘s have an impact.

Diego Luna, who plays Cassian Andor in Rogue One, shared the following anecdote from a fan on Twitter. It’s a story about the fan taking his dad to see the film.

If you check out RiverAlwaysKnew on Tumblr, there’s a lot of other people talking about a similar reaction to the film and representation.

Hope, guys and gals.

[RiverAlwaysKnew on Tumblr and Diego Luna on Twitter via Tor.com]
Hubert Vigilla
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