“I got emotional reading this!” tweeted Luna along with a lengthy post by a fan who had recently taken their Mexican father to see the film specifically because of Luna.
In the post, the fan writes, “I wanted my Mexican father, with thick Mexican accent, to experience what it was like to see a hero in a blockbuster film, speak the way he does .And although I wasn’t sure if it was going to resonate with him, I took him anyway.”
The good news is the fan, who goes by the name of riveralaysknew, didn’t have to worry too much about whether or not Rogue One would resonate with their father. In fact, seeing Luna, who kept his own Mexican accent for the film, definitely made a huge impression!
“When Diego Luna’s character came on screen and started speaking, my dad nudged me and said, ‘he has a heavy accent,’” continued the fan. ‘’Did you notice that he had an accent?’ And then I said, ‘Yeah dad, just like yours.’”
It’s not hard to see why Luna got emotional reading this story. As the fan states in the post, Luna himself was adamant about keeping his thick Mexican accent for the film, and it’s clear that his wish to do so has paid off!
Check out the full post below:
Star Wars: Rogue One is in theaters now.