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Diego Luna opens up about 'perfect' landing with 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'

| Updated: Dec 09, 2016 19:53 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 9 (ANI): Diego Luna, who plays Captain Cassian Andor in 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story', recently opened revealed many interesting facts about his casting call in 2015 for the movie. The 36-year-old Mexican actor, who has been a fan of the franchise since childhood, expressed that making the movie was a dream come true, reports E! Online. "The interesting part was the military training," Luna says, "I spent two weeks with ex militaries and did a lot of patrolling and camping and just listening to them and to their stories." "All the work with the stunts, it's so cool. It's like choreography. Killing a Stormtrooper it's so nice, but you have to rehearse, right? But that feeling of running and suddenly [shooting] and the guy falls, it's so special. I've dreamed of that my whole life," he says, adding, "Getting to a place where everything around you is Star Wars and doing it over and over and over, it was perfect." The 'The Book of Life' actor also recalled the first time he heard he would be playing the Rebel Alliance intelligence officer. "It was 2 a.m. in the morning. I was asleep in Budapest-I was shooting a different project-and my phone started ringing. I was like, 'Oh, God. Who is this? Probably a drunk cousin that wants to tell me something.' I fell asleep again and I didn't answer," he told E! News. "Then I went like, 'Damn! No! Wait a second!' I went to hear the message and it was Gareth Edwards," he said. Luna got the news after promptly getting in touch with the director, but could not "tell anyone" for "three months" until the official announcement came out. Also starring Felicity Jones, Donnie Yen, Ben Mendelsohn, Jiang Wen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk and many more stars, 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' will come to theatres on December 16. (ANI)