Kyle Soller and Denise Gough, stars of the movie Andor, talked about joining the Star Wars universe and filming despite the pandemic.
Through spin-offs and original episodes based on the iconic characters from the universe, the already enormous Star Wars property has been growing even further. The latest film in the Star Wars saga, Andor, tells the tale of Rebel snoop Cassian Andor, who was first mentioned in Rogue One, following The Mandalorian, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and other films.
Pinkvilla had the opportunity to speak directly with Kyle Soller and Denise Gough, who will play significant roles in the prequel, before its release. When asked what it was like to join a huge property like the Star Wars universe and have the duty to hang on to spoilers, both performers, who come from diverse acting backgrounds including independent cinema and theatre as well, agreed that it was “wonderful” and “intense.”
Soller stated when discussing the epidemic and aiming for Andor: “It was a small and intimate event when we recorded it almost two years ago, right in the heart of the pandemic. You kind of forget that it’s Star Wars because the environment had altered so dramatically that working started to feel amazing.” Kyle said, “It’s been overwhelming,” given the amount of excitement the programme has created, when asked how the vibe has altered now that the show is ready for distribution.
Denise Gough, who appeared in movies like Monday with Sebastian Stan, spoke about how excited she was to be a part of the Star Wars universe and described how she felt when she saw the poster for her character: “I was a disaster.” Sending it to my nephews and saying, “Look at this,” she added. Gough acknowledged that it was thrilling to be a part of a “fantastic” Star Wars show in addition to appearing on the posters.
In Andor, Denise Gough has been cast in the character of Dedra Meero, a supervisor of the Imperial Security Bureau, while Kyle Soller will be seen playing the role of Syril Karn, an Imperial officer. Diego Luna will return to the programme to play Cassian Andor. Among the other actors in the cast are Stellan Skarsgrd, Adria Arjona, and Fiona Shaw.
On September 21, Andor will make its Diseny+ Hotstar debut.