I have now shared all my interviews with the Rogue One cast. I love Alan Tudyk as K-2SO and shared some great stuff in his interview. However, this in-depth look into K-2SO in this just-released featurette you can get a good look at how things were done behind the scenes.
Alan Tudyk as K-2SO
Alan was on the set every day, even though his character was CGI it was important to him to be part of the process.
“Rogue One” has its own creative and uniquely designed droid—K-2SO, a reprogrammed Imperial security guard now loyal to the Alliance. The 7’1” K-2SO is played by Alan Tudyk, who brings his sense of comedic timing and presence to the task of bringing the droid to life via motion capture.
“Alan is like all great comic actors in that, as funny as he is, he can pull at your heart strings as well,” offers Gareth Edwards. “We didn’t want K-2 just to be the comic relief. There is something slightly tragic about him trying to find his place in the world. There are moments of fun, but Alan gives him a soul.”
Alan explains the character’s place in the story: “K-2 was built by the Empire, but Cassian (Diego Luna)reprogrammed him. He had a memory wipe, but it wasn’t totally effective so now he’s more childlike and says socially inappropriate or offensive things without realizing. He’s like a child and speaks his mind.”
*I attended a Rogue One press event sponsored by Disney. All opinions are my own.