‘Rogue One’ cast gets mildly political, stands up for diversity


It says a lot about post-election politics — and the traditional caution of Hollywood — that when actors in a major movie make a non-controversial statement about the importance of diversity in society, it is cause for wild applause.

But that’s what happened Friday at the Rogue One Q&A at Lucasfilm, which was livestreamed on TwitterPeople’s deputy editor and moderator JD Heyman pointedly asked the Star Wars movie’s cast, and its director Gareth Edwards, whether the movie had any kind of message for the real world.

Now it has seemed obvious for a while to many viewers that there’s a political message in a movie about a band of diverse, downtrodden rebels coming together to strike a blow at an authoritarian leader who has transformed a Republic into an Empire. As Forest Whitaker says at the beginning of the first full Rogue One trailer: “The world is coming undone.” …

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