Adria Arjona is looking back on her successful audition for “Star Wars: Rogue Squadron”.
The actress has revealed how she was cast in the upcoming 2023 film “immediately”.
In an interview with Flaunt Magazine, the 28-year-old recalled, “I met everyone, tested, and then I found out really early that I got the job. That usually doesn’t happen. I found out right away, which was so exciting and nerve-wracking: [I was] just a big ball of emotions.”
Arjona is best known for playing Emily on HBO’s “True Detective”.
Admitting that being cast in “Star Wars” is a lifelong dream, she described the project as “a complex and beautiful and creative world that I’ve just been dying to be a part of for so long. I was waiting for the perfect one: I really believe this is the one.”
Arjona also explained how she first fell in love with acting after using the craft as a form of escapism. “I can hide under a mask, I can hide under the name of a character and I can hide under this role,” she said.
Discussing the secrecy surrounding the new “Star Wars” flick, she added, “They definitely hired the wrong person: I am the worst with keeping secrets. I get so over-excited that I just want to share everything.”
On Thursday, it was announced that Patty Jenkins will be directing “Rogue Squadron”, making her the first woman to direct a “Star Wars” feature film.