Andor: Diego Luna says show ending is ‘important’ for mental health
When Andor premiered on Disney Plus last year, it’s safe to say that Star Wars fans across the globe were blown away by the powerful story and performances.
While viewers could have easily spent many more years watching the stellar tale, it’s already been confirmed that the show will be concluding with season 2, following Diego Luna’s titular character Cassian Andor up to the events of the 2016 movie Rogue One.
Following the epic, heart-wrenching finale for the first outing, the lead actor has spoken out about how he feels regarding the final batch of episodes, which are currently being filmed.
The 43-year-old opened up about why it was personally so important for him for the programme to only last for two seasons, rather than to keep going for many more.
‘This is the last season for Andor,’ he told Variety.
‘It is just a two-season show, which is really important for my mental health. But knowing this is the end, I want to enjoy it and get the best out of this experience.’
Filming for Andor season two began late last year, and it sounds like it’s a high-octane ride.
Diego admitted that ‘there’s no time for the hangover’ during production, quipping: ‘You wake up the next morning and there is always something to do.’
Ahead of the release of the show, the actor spoke of the huge significance of his role, comparing the story being told in the series to real life issues.
‘I think about the relation between Latin America and the States and that huge border that separates Mexico from the States,’ the Mexican actor said for StarWars.com.
‘That energy is going to be represented in Cassian’s journey. The strength of community – that’s what this story is about! It’s about people that, by themselves, they can’t do anything. They don’t have Jedi powers. They’re just regular people.’
He added that people ‘find their strength’ when they come together, stating: ‘That to me is a beautiful thing to say today when communities need to step up.
‘We seem to be so alienated from each other that we have to go back to find out… What’s going to save you, you know? I think that message is beautiful to send and this series is sending it. It has a connection with the world out there.’
Andor is available to watch on Disney Plus.
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