Diego Luna Explains R2-D2 Has A Different And Adorable Name In Mexico
Diego Luna plays the role of Cassian Andor in the Star Wars show. This show follows the rebellion operative who was before the events in Rogue One. It’s pretty adorable.
Some Latin American Spanish dubs of A New Hope included words describing sci-fi characters, planets, and droids. However, some were translated while others remained in English. RD-D2 was one of the English words used in the dub.
It sounds similar to Arturito when it is spoken in Spanish. Arturito is Latin for little Arthur. Many Latin American fans were familiar with the name of this character and were shocked to see how it was written.
Luna reminded the world about this trivial fact in an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live! He said that he believed Arturito was Arturito’s real name until he was a teenager. “You don’t know the story?” He said it, gesturing to Guillermo Rodriguez, who agreed. The actor continued, “R2-D2, Arturito, for the first fifteen years of my life.” It was Arthur, I thought. It makes perfect sense. He is small.”
Although the iconic droid doesn’t appear in andor, it has impressed critics. It’s good to know that Disney+ will be available soon.