Alan Tudyk says filming 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' was a challenge

Gregory Wakeman
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K-2SO in Rogue One (Credit: Lucasfilm)
K-2SO in Rogue One (Credit: Lucasfilm)

Alan Tudyk has opened up about filming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, admitting that it was a challenge to make the blockbuster because the script repeatedly changed.

However, despite this candid admission, Tudyk told Collider that he is still looks “back on it fondly.” Tudyk also used this opportunity to explain how Rogue One changed during filming, saying that very early on, the story focus shifted as a new writer was brought in.

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We were on set and we’d be like, ‘Ok so this scene is after we’ve met? Or before? Oh, we just met in a new scene that happened.’ So that’s tough. That’s tricky. That can shake your faith.”

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One of the big joys of making Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was working with Gareth Edwards, admitted Tudyk, though, who also singled-out collaborating Diego Luna, adding that he “is a lot of fun.”

Around the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, much was made of the fact that Tony Gilroy was brought on to rewrite and even oversee some of the reshoots for the film.

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency cast member Alan Tudyk poses during an event at Comic Con International in San Diego, California, U.S., July 23, 2017.   REUTERS/Mike Blake
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency cast member Alan Tudyk poses during an event at Comic Con International in San Diego, California, U.S., July 23, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake

While Tudyk acknowledges that Gilroy came in at the end and did all the rewrites, he also insisted that the film was largely unchanged and Tony Gilroy just “connected things a little bit tighter.”

On the contribution that Edwards made to the production, Alan Tudyk said that K2SO would not have have been the same without the decisions that Gareth made.

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“All of the stuff, like lines that I said, where I was goofing around half the time because Gareth made it so much fun on set. That was so easy-going and so proactive, such a proactive director … He let us goof around, and that ended up becoming a tone of the character throughout the movie and ended up in the movie finally."