Anyone can be in a movie. Well, not anyone, but plenty of people have. But how do you know when you’ve truly made it? When you get one of the following: your own cereal, your own Saturday morning cartoon, or your own action figure. (Incidentally, it is worth pointing out that Mr .T covered all three of those bases, making him the most influential celebrity OF ALL TIME!)
So what’s it like having your own action figure anyway? We asked Rogue One stars Felicity Jones and Diego Luna — who play Jyn Erso and Captain Cassian Andor, respectively — exactly that as part of a SiriusXM Town Hall that will air Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. ET Entertainment Weekly Radio (Channel 105).
Jones says they were each sent boxes of Rogue One memorabilia and that “I feel like we’ve totally got Christmas covered. We’re going to be very popular in our family.” Luna compares giving away copies of toys with his likeness to other artist friends of his who have provided their material as gifts in the past. “I felt sorry for those people who give you for Christmas their CD,” he says. “But with the action figure it feels different.”
The stars do admit that “it is slightly surreal having a doll of your character,” says Jones, while Luna worries “what my son is going to do when he’s mad at me with the toy.” Adds Jones, “He’ll be pulling your arms off!” (I guess that’s what happens when you play “rebel scum.”)
To see Jones and Luna discuss more of the joys and weirdness of having their own action figures, watch the video above. And make sure to tune in for the full SiriusXM Rogue One Town Hall on Entertainment Weekly Radio (Channel 105) on Dec. 15 at 6pm.