The new droid in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, K-2SO, is going to be a different droid than what you may expect. In the trailers you will notice the sense of humor that he displays, mostly due to Alan Tudyk’s motion capture performance and voice acting for the droid.
“He was formerly with the Empire, so he has that backstory,” he told Andi Gutierrez in this week’s episode of The Star Wars Show. “He could be a danger if he were so inclined,” he warned.
Alan Tudyk has done voice over roles and motion capture for films in the past. What made this role particularly different from the others is Kaytoo’s personality and movement. Tudyk wore stilts for the motion capture role and mentions it was difficult to perform the role, comparing to “running on sand”.
“Kaytoo, he has personality in his movement, and it worked better and transfered better in the movie if he had a little bit of a slouch,” he said. “There’s one point in the movie where he’s walking down a hallway and passes by another K-2 model. He’s like a soldier, and walking perfectly, and very straight and upright. Kaytoo is kind of loping along a little bit. I think that’s kind of what makes Kaytoo a little bit more accessible, and gosh, I’m gonna say it, lovable.”
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits US theaters on December 16, 2016.