Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be released this December, and while we have learned a lot about the Rebel team that stole the Death Star plans, some of these characters are still very mysterious to us. One of these characters is Bodhi Rook (Riz Ahmed), a former pilot for the Empire who now works against them. We also know that he still wears the Imperial Insignia because it’s part of who he is. Hopefully his role will be expanded on during the film.
Ahmed recently spoke on the Late Show about Rogue One. While he didn’t share any plot details, we learned a bit more about how filming was for him and the rest of the cast. Here is what he had to say.
It’s kind of different to the other Star Wars movies. It feels very immersive and it’s like a “boots on the ground” feel. We’d just do these really intense scenes and we’d do it again and again and again, without stopping, just again and again.
The whole film has a really intense energy, and partly that’s because of that process but partly because like we never got a break to go to the toilet in that process at all.
This lines up with other material we’ve seen, such as Felicity Jones being blasted by water, and a lot of physical action from extras and other Rebel troopers. Hopefully all their work will pay off when Rogue One comes to theaters this December.