The Star Wars Show Recap: Alan Tudyk Talks K-2SO and Rogue One


On this week’s episode of The Star Wars Show, actor Alan Tudyk who will portray former Imperial droid reprogrammed for the Rebel Alliance, K-2SO, in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, stops by to talk what it was like filming scenes on stilts in a motion capture role, and he gives us a little bit of insight into Kaytoo’s processing… released this week’s episode of The Star Wars Show on Wednesday, and this week the feature of the show had to be actor Alan Tudyk, who portrays K-2SO in a mocap role for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Tudyk’s interview start’s at 3:11. Check it out:

"A reprogrammed Imperial security droid now loyal to the Alliance, K-2SO is an alarming sight standing within a secret Rebel base. The pragmatic droid is an effective insertion agent, as he can blend in perfectly at Imperial installations and outposts."

When Entertainment Weekly pulled back the curtain to reveal Kaytoo, Tudyk described a scene from the film to EW, in which his character encounters other Kaytoo models, still serving the Empire, without hope. Here he notes that for his character, it is a bittersweet moment for a droid who doesn’t feel that sort of thing.

Rogue One director, Gareth Edwards had this to say about Kaytoo:

"Kaytoo is a little bit like Chewbacca’s personality in a droid’s body. He doesn’t give a shit about what you think. He doesn’t fully check himself before he says things and does things. He just speaks the truth."

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Alan Tudyk is one of my favorite actors across any genre of acting, and the fact that we get to have the man who was Wash in Firefly/Serenity (I am a leaf on the wind; watch how I soar) play a droid with an attitude in a Star Wars film, is reason enough for me to go see this film. December 16 can’t get here fast enough.