Watch ‘Rogue One’ actor Diego Luna admit his obsessive desire to touch Jabba The Hutt

Star plays Captain Cassian Andor in franchise spin-off

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story actor Diego Luna has admitted he has a strange desire to touch Jabba The Hutt.

Luna, who stars as Captain Cassian Andor in the franchise spin-off, is captured in a montage of a series of interviews which you can watch below, expressing an interest in touching the slug like character’s texture.

In one clip he says: “It’s quite an interesting character and that skin is something that obsesses me.”


In another he admits: “Jabba I wanna touch Jabba, I know it sounds gross but it might be delicious”

Jabba The Hutt features in the original Star Wars films. He does not make an appearance in Rogue One.

Luna has featured in a host of Hollywood blockbusters including The Terminal and Elysium.

Rogue One also stars Felicity Jones, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker and Riz Ahmed. Read the NME review here.

Meanwhile, director Gareth Edwards has addressed a major plot hole in the film.


Spoiler alert: C-3PO and R2-D2 make a cameo appearance at the end of the film and many were quick to point out that it doesn’t tally with Star Wars: Epsiode IV: A New Hope.

The pair watch the Rebel fleet departing for the final battle on Scarif from the base on Yavin IV.

But if Leia’s ship Tantive IV is with them as we see in the closing scene of the movie, surely the droids should have been on board already?

Edwards, defended the scene. He said: “If you listen carefully to the dialogue… they say, ‘We need to contact [fleet commander] Admiral Raddus’, or something. And someone says, ‘He’s planning to fight’ or ‘he’s about to leave’, so he hasn’t left yet.

Ahmed also recently revealed that his Rogue One character’s name changed and grew more important to the story during shooting.