Actor Kyle Soller admitted that he was caught off guard by the stormtroopers on set because of how immersive it was, explaining that there were a lot of extras involved. “This whole crowd was hanging around before we started filming, and somehow the crowd parted, and there was this line of stormtroopers,” he said. It was at this moment that the actor suddenly remembered what he was doing, adding, “I thought, ‘Oh, I’m filming this socio-political drama, which is also a family drama and a love story, and all these amazing things happen that are relevant to today. of the day, and… oh shit, there’s a bunch of stormtroopers out there,” and yes, I dropped my coffee and my inner child was super happy.”
It’s no surprise that Andor feels different, even for the cast on the show, since Rogue One is a much tougher affair than most films in the franchise. Much of that has to do with Tony Gilroy’s involvement in both projects – the showrunner previously wrote the first four Bourne films before co-writing Rogue One with Chris Weitz. Let’s hope the attention to detail pays off when Andor hits Disney+ on September 21st.