We're just over a month away from the theatrical release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the first anthology film to feature in the iconic franchise. The movie takes place before the events of A New Hope and stars the likes of Felicity Jones, Diego Luna and Donnie Yen - who portrays a blind character by the name of Chirrut Îmwe.
Recently, Yen spoke with Jet Set Magazine about what it was like filming the latest installment of the Star Wars franchise and even opened up about certain choices he made for his character and why his family encouraged him to join the franchise.
The actor admitted that he was worried about leaving his family for so long, however their support helped him make the final decision in the end.
“Truthfully, I didn’t want to spend five months apart from my family, filming in London. I asked [my children], ‘how do you feel about daddy doing Star Wars?’ and they flipped out!”
When he officially did sign on, director Gareth Edwards gave Yen the freedom to make some creative choices regarding his character. “It was my idea to make him blind,” Yen admitted.
He also says that he has embraced the fact that he will forever be immortalized as a Lego minifigure
“I think I might give them out as gifts,” he joked.
Starring Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, and James Earl Jones, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits the big screen on December 16th.
Source: Jet Set Magazine
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