Alan Tudyk's Imperial Droid K-2SO Has an Attitude in STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE
One of the characters I've been most interested in learning about in Rogue One: The Star Wars Story is the droid character being played by Alan Tudyk. The droid's name is K-2SO, and thanks to Star Wars Celebration, we have some new revealing details about the character.
Actor Diego Luna says that the droid is a friend of his rebel fighter character in the movie, Cassian Andor. We've seen a brief bit of footage of K-2S0 already in the first trailer that was released. When describing the character, Luna says:
"One of the most important members of this team is a droid, an Imperial droid that is programmed by the rebellion. His name is K-2SO. He’s probably the best friend Cassian has in the Rebellion, or the only one."
During the presentation, there was a brief scene shown in which Jyn hands K-2SO her bag, and he doesn't like the idea of carrying it because he's not that kind of droid. This droid has an attitude. I took a few screenshots you can check out. Tudyk went on to talk about his character, explaining:
"That’s K-2 for you. Look, she gives him her pack and he doesn’t really grab it. That’s K-2: 'Go get the bags, droid.' 'No, I’d rather not. That’s not my thing.' Cassian reprogrammed him, and did like a data wipe. When he reprogrammed him, he’s not quite all there. He speaks his mind and says things, I don’t know, that can be unsettling. He’s very honest. If you know any old people, he’s like that; he just says whatever he thinks. It was great. It was really great to play him."
Sounds like a fun character! I love that he has an attitude. He will be a full CGI character, but Tudyk was on the set wearing a motion capture suit. The actor went on to talk about a funny exchange of conversation he had with Anthony Daniels, who plays C-3PO.
"I met him at that party, at the opening night [for The Force Awakens]. I said, 'I’m K-2SO. I’m going to be the next droid in the series of droids.' He said, 'Do you wear a suit or are you CGI?' I said, 'Oh, I’m CGI.' And he said, 'You shit.' Lovely man. We’re pen pals. Pen pals to this day."
Oh yeah! The robot is also seven feet tall. I'm looking forward to seeing how exactly his story arc will play out in the film. To catch up on all of our Rogue One news, click here.