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15 Facts About Diego Luna Fans Should Know Before The 'Andor' Premiere

Diego Luna is going Rogue.

Six years after he joined Star Wars in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the Mexican-born actor is getting his own Disney+ show, Andor. The prequel is set a few years before his character, Cassian Andor, gave his life for the Rebel Alliance.

Given the fact that his career is about to blow up, it's only right that we learn more about this incredible actor!

Here are 15 facts to know before the Andor premiere.

Both his parents worked in the entertainment industry

Diego at a bar
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His late mother, Fiona, met his dad, Alejandro, while working together in set design. They got married and had Diego in Mexico. Sadly, Diego's mother passed away in a car accident when he was only two.

His first role was when he was three

Destined for stardom! The actor had a small, uncredited part in the movie Antonieta in 1982. A few years later in 1989, he got a TV role on Carrusel. His career continued to build from there.

He loved 'Star Wars' as a kid

Diego in Star Wars
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The actor, who was born five months before The Empire Strikes Back premiered, told USA Today that he grew up with older relatives and cousins who loved the adventures of Hans Solo and Luke Skywalker.

“I remember wanting to like (Star Wars) and wanting to be part of the world of my grown-up cousins," he said.

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"I watched it, I became part of that clan and since then I’ve been a huge fan." So it was such a big deal when he became Rebel Alliance intelligence officer Capt. Cassian Andor in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

He was in a Katy Perry music video

He's the one who got away! In the video for Katy's hit song, "The One That Got Away," he played an artist who broke the singer's heart. In the video, she looks back at their sweet moments together.

He's worked with Pedro Pascal several times

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It all started with Netflix's Narcos. Pedro starred in the original series, while Luna starred in the spin-off series as Félix Gallardo, a Mexican drug lord. They then worked together in Star Wars and the award-winning film, If Beale Street Could Talk.

He's known Gael García Bernal since he was only a few days old

Another close Hollywood connection Diego has is Gael. Since their moms were close, they met when Diego was in the hospital after being born. They would go on to star in the telenovela El Abuelo y Yo together as kids and then Y Tu Mamá También as teens.

He co-runs a non-profit

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He co-founded Documental Ambulante, a non-profit that supports and promotes documentary filmmaking, with Gael García Bernal and Elena Fortes. Through their work, they have helped bring documentaries to areas in the world where this is usually impossible.

His breakout role was in 'Y Tu Mamá También', alongside Gael

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The two childhood friends played a pair of horny teenage boys on a road trip. “I had no expectations of how my life was going to change,” Luna recalled to GQ. “And then we went to the Venice Film Festival and won the award. I got an agent, things started to happen. We went to Europe, South America, Japan, and the States.”

He has two children

Diego in Star Wars
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The actor has two children, Fiona and Jerónimo, with his ex-wife, Camila Sodi. The actor told USA Today that he got "chills" when he watched the Star Wars films with his children. He was even able to give them Cassian action figures.

He's a humanitarian

In addition to his non-profit, Diego and Gael teamed up in 2017 to raise relief funds following a devastating earthquake in Mexico. He's also been working with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, since 2013, among other contributions.

He went viral for his affection for Jabba the Hut

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While most of the world wouldn't want to touch Jabba with a 10-foot pole, it's Diego's dream to touch the huge creature.

"Sadly, I thought it was gonna happen, but it hasn't happened and I think I'm over it now, you know? It's like I just accept the fact that I will never, never, yeah, satisfy that curiosity," he told Comicbook.com

The actor's love for Jabba soon became a social media joke.

While on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon in 2020, he even had to promise that he's not actually in love with Jabba. Suuuuure, Diego! He's still waiting for his fix.

He knows what it's like to join a rebellion

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When the actor was in high school, the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) staged an uprising against Mexico’s government for the rights of Indigenous people in Chiapas. Teenage Luna decided to join the protests.

“I remember meeting amazing people of all ages, all worried about the same issues, and feeling part of something meaningful,” Luna recalled to 'GQ.'

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“I was 15 years old and I was feeling the responsibility of being a citizen in my country. I remember those days as being important. They defined me.”