Star Wars: Alan Tudyk teases his Rogue One droid
Plus: Nathan Fillion on life after 'Castle'
Acting in a Star Wars film is more than a dream come true for Alan Tudyk. “It’s one of those things that I don’t know that I’ve even dreamed,” the actor told EW during Comic-Con in San Diego. “My mind hadn’t gone there. And it was fantastic.”
Tudyk portrays K-2SO in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, a personal security droid that director Gareth Edwards has described as “the antithesis of C-3PO.” A 7-foot-1 robot, “Kaytoo is a little bit like Chewbacca’s personality in a droid’s body,” Edwards told EW.
“I walked around on stilts for 6 months,” Tudyk said — a getup that proved challenging in restrooms. “It’s uncomfortable at the urinals because everyone else is eye-level with your…”
Tudyk was joined at EW’s Comic-Con lounge by Nathan Fillion, fellow Firefly alum and current costar in Tudyk’s webseries Con Man, which is entering its second season.
Fillion, who recently wrapped his 8-season run in ABC’s crime series Castle, said this is the first year he doesn’t have to rush back to set after Comic-Con.
“For the first time in almost decade, I’ve got no plans,” Fillion said. “I’m pretty excited. I think I’m going to get a haircut.”
Rogue One is set for a Dec. 16 release. For more on Con Man‘s second season, which will feature Lou Ferrigno starring in a musical, see the full interview above.
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story