During the filming of “Rogue One”, Luna was adamantly not attached to “Star Wars” – or even his character Cassian:
“I remember living each day like it was my last. I mean, I never thought I was part of this universe. I was just a fan, and one day I got a call. called. I thought it was going to be a unique thing in my life, and I shared it with my children, and I saw it.”
Of course, that won’t really enough for the actor: Luna later admitted to feeling “haunted” by what Cassian said in “Rogue One”, and the dark past the character alludes to. Luckily, he’s not the only one curious about Cassian’s backstory, and that interest was drawn from the “Andor” spin-off.
When Luna received an offer to reprise her role for the Disney+ series, it made complete sense. The fact that “Andor” will cover five years of the characters’ lives in two 12-episode seasons only adds to the appeal. “I still have a lot to say and do with this role,” continued Luna. “I just wanted to discover a lot of things that I thought about while filming that a movie would never let you discover.”
https://www.slashfilm.com/1002845/diego-luna-was-ready-to-move-on-from-star-wars-until-he-was-offered-andor/ Diego Luna is ready to ‘move on’ from Star Wars until he’s offered Andor