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'Andor' on Disney+: Why Diego Luna found it hard to leave the Star Wars world behind

According to Diego Luna, the energy and expectation while shooting the series knowing people wanted to w felt like paradise
Diego Luna attends the studio showcase panel at Star Wars Celebration for 'Andor' in Anaheim, California on May 26, 2022 (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
Diego Luna attends the studio showcase panel at Star Wars Celebration for 'Andor' in Anaheim, California on May 26, 2022 (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

Disney+ has a series of stellar movies and shows lined up this season and among them is 'Andor', the prequel of the spin-off movie, 'Rogue One' (2016). If the teasers are anything to go by, it will be nail-bitingly good fare for every 'Star Wars' fan out there. The series will apparently launch three episodes of two hours each on September 21, giving an overall explanation of all the characters in detail. 

The series original synopsis reads, "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." Read on to know more about Diego Luna, who plays the lead role.


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Who is Diego Luna?

Diego Luna Alexander is a Mexican actor, singer, director, and producer. Following a career in Mexican telenovels, and his breakthrough role in Alfonso Cuarón's 'Y tu mama tambien', he featured in several Hollywood productions including 'Open Range', 'Milk', 'Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights', and 'The Terminal'. He plays Cassian Andor in 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,' and 'Andor'. He has also played the role of the drug trafficker Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo in the first two seasons of the Netflix series, 'Narcos: Mexico.'


What was Diego Luna's first TV appearance?

His first television role was 'The Last New Year' (1991). His next role was in the Mexican soap opera 'El abuelo y yo' (1992) with his childhood best friend and fellow actor Gael Garcia Bernal. Luna then starred as Tenoch Iturbide alongside Gael Garcia Bernal in 'Y tu mamá también' (2001), a Mexican road trip movie directed by Alfonso Cuaron. The critical and box office success that the role brought him would propel him to achieve international stardom. The film was also the beginning of a series of high-profile collaborations with Gael Garcia Bernal, with whom he would co-star in several films and go on to establish Canana Films.

What is Diego Luna's relationship status?

Diego Luna is currently single but Luna was married to Camila Sodi. They got married in February 2008 but unfortunately, the relationship was short-lived and they were divorced in March 2013. They have two children Jerónimo, and Fiona (named after Luna's mother).

After his divorce, he has dated quite a few women from the industry. Some lasted only a few months, whereas others continued for years. His most significant relationships were with Suki Waterhouse (2015-2017), Paulina Davila (2013-2015), and Alice Braga (2004-2005).


What is Diego Luna's net worth?

According to Landscape Insight, Diego Luna's net worth is $12M dollars. 

Why is it hard for Luna to 'go back home'?

Recently, Diego Luna, in an interview during the 'Star Wars Celebration' in May 2022, was asked about his experience shooting the 'Star Wars' series. "There is nothing like this, you know? The energy, the expectation, it's amazing!" He further continued, saying, "You work so hard to get something done and there is this feeling of like having people who actually want to watch it, it feels like paradise, you know? it's truly beautiful."

He then went on to mention how he likes attending these events which are hosted before the release of the series. He said, "It's a lovely time which makes it even hard for me to go back home, back to a normal world leaving the Star Wars world behind."


You can stream the official trailer of Andor on Disney+ or watch it here: