When it comes to major Blockbuster movies, one of the biggest obstacles a production company faces is keeping spoilers from getting out. And no other franchise has been shrouded in as much mystery and suspense as Star Wars.
Diego Luna, star of this year’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, recently sat down with Yahoo Movies’ Kevin Polowy to talk about the secrecy surrounding the film and how he totally failed to keep things under wraps.
For the most part, Luna didn’t tell anyone anything about the film or his role as Cassian Andor. But his children (Jerónimo, 8, and Fiona, 6) were on set all summer while he filmed, and … let’s just say they were privy to a lot of highly classified info.
While at the beach one day, Jerónimo apparently decided to capitalize on that insider knowledge:
“My son was swimming [at the beach],” Luna told Polowy, “And then I [couldn’t see] him and I was like, ‘Where is he, where is he?’ I see four 16-year-old girls (this guy is eight) and he’s talking to them. And I go, ‘I’m just going to swim [over] because this sounds a little fishy.’ And I start swimming and I just listen [to him say], ‘Well no, this film has no Jedis, it’s just Rebels …’ and I go, “Oh my god.”
The good news for Jerónimo is that Dad had a good sense of humor about the whole thing — and was secretly applauding his moves.
“He did it for the right reason, right? He was talking to the girls and he got their attention. I had to talk to him later to say, ‘You cannot tell people until they see the trailer that we are Rebels, you know? People today don’t know we’re Rebels.’”
“But I wanted to say, ‘That was a good move, by the way. A very good move. And if you wait another eight years, you might be ready.’”
Thankfully, Jerónimo’s loose lips didn’t sink this ship. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has topped $300 million at the box office so far since its release on December 16, and some say it’s on track to become the year’s No. 1 hit.