Many have said that one of the best parts of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was the vocal turn of Alan Tudyk as the droid K-2SO. Even the previous Star Wars celebrity droid has something to say about the performance, but it isn't necessarily that nice. Alan Tudyk says that he and Daniels spoke a bit about Daniels' experience playing C-3PO vs. Tudyk's motion-capture experience. After seeing the film, at the afterparty for the premiere of Rogue One Anthony Daniels came up to him and had two words to say to him...
Anthony Daniels went on about the suit that he had to wear and, 'originally they put screws in my head.' They closed it and he had to be on this thing. He said, 'Wait a minute, are you wearing an actual robot costume or are they doing it in motion capture?' I said, 'Motion Capture.' He said, 'You shit.' And then I saw him at the premiere, and I said, 'Hello again. I'm gonna ask you for notes when it's over, so if you can please tell me how I did.' I saw him at the party afterwards and he came up and he said 'Fuck you." And that's one of the best compliments I got.
Anthony Daniels has something of a reputation of having a bit of an attitude, but to hear Alan Tudyk tell it, on Conan, the man who plays C-3PO was being only complimentary when he dropped an F-bomb to his Star Wars castmate. It's only fair. The droids of Star Wars have always been some of the most memorable characters in the entire franchise. Daniels has been able to enjoy that fact for decades. However, now he has to share the stage with another character.
Another reason that Anthony Daniels is apparently incredibly jealous is that Alan Tudyk was able to do his performance with motion capture, meaning he didn't have to wear a robot costume, something Daniels always had to do, even in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
We were told before the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story that Alan Tudyk and K-2SO would steal the movie and that appears to be the case for many. The former Imperial droid has a very different attitude than any of the droids that we've seen in Star Wars films so far. It's a bit refreshing to see one that has an attitude. Especially considering that it's clear that Anthony Daniels could have played a character like that but has to do something else. He clearly has the temperament for it.
Sometimes there is no compliment better than "that was so good I sort of hate it a little." It's the way I feel about really good writing. For Alan Tudyk, it appears to be about the highest compliment he thinks he could have received from the man who will go down in movie history thanks to his iconic role as C-3PO. Certainly, Tudyk would love for his character to be as fondly remembered by fans.
If you've seen Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, do you agree that K-2SO stole the movie from the rest of the team? Let us know what you think in the comments below.