in which ben is a fantastic actor

DIEGO LUNA MINI-PRIMER IN PREPARATION FOR ROGUE ONE

So I’ve noticed a lot more Quality Diego Luna Content here in the internets dot com due to the upcoming Rogue One movie and figured it was time to tell people Not Yet In The Know about Diego Luna and his beautiful face

so Diego Luna is a Mexican actor who became known in his early twenties for Y Tu Mama Tambien, a movie by Alfonso Cuaron

it’s about two teenagers exploring their sexuality with people like this lady:

except they basically end up exploring each other by the end of it

that other actor is Gael Garcia Bernal who Luna has basically been BFFs with from birth. 

Think Mexico’s Matt Damon and Ben Affleck

luna also did some other projects when he was young like Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights which I’ve included here because look at his face

anyway he’s a really fantastic actor who’s been in films like The Terminal and Milk and Book of Life and directed a movie about Cesar Chavez.  He also was one of the better parts of Elysium

he has two kids and is a big Star Wars fan and is basically adorable and hilarious in interviews

he’s also been my secret fancast for Sirius Black from Harry Potter for basically ever

now he’s going to be cassian andor aka the newest addition to LATINXS IN SPACE!!! in Rogue One and we’re all very excited

thank you

You could get the two most fantastic actors in the world, but if the chemistry’s not there, it’s not there. There’s a lot of luck. It was immediately apparent to us, when we started reading - they already knew they wanted Ben for it, but I think they’d seen a few Dr. Watsons, of which I was one - it was just apparent that it lifted the whole thing. Great writing got even better. We both keyed into something that the other was doing.
—  Martin Freeman, The Rake, Issue #43, Winter 2015
So a little note on the Danny mays issue.

My heart absolutely broke for Danny tbh. It was about 6 or 7 minutes into the second act and he was trying his hardest to get through his lines :’( Rupert began feeding him his lines a bit and he was leaning on the staircase and you could see from rup that something was up, he was petrified the poor pet! Then you could just about hear Danny mutter ‘fuck’ under his breath and hurry off stage (where the ‘ice’ is kept)

Then the stagehand came out and told us he was too sick to go on and that an understudy would replace him, bringing the house lights up and have an 15 minute or so break.BW lay across the table for the entire break aswell, so funny!
The understudy was really good, but it’s hard to match Danny’s energy. I think all the actors were a bit shook after it, and it was hard to get back into the swing of things- but honestly the understudy was fantastic, if he was in without interruption it would have been flawless. When they came out to bow Ben was pointing at him and clapping toward him, which was adorable, then the second round they all turned to him and applauded him! <3 

So all in all it was quite eventful, poor Danny though my heart aches for the poor fuckin man. (Ay oh, sneaking in quotes)

“David’s just an incredible actor, absolutely brilliant. I had lots of rows with him in the film which was great fun and a lot of the film was improvised, which was fun because he’s got a really wicked sense of humour, he’s really sharp and really quick.

"I loved rowing with David Tennant, it was really good fun because he always had a better comeback than I did - whatever I said, he would top it and that’s the kind of argument you want to have, where the other person won’t back down. He was just fantastic.”

-Ben Miller on working with David on What We Did On Our Holiday