One of the more intriguing characters in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, one that we haven't seen much of so far, is K-2SO. We previously learned that Kaytoo is a former Imperial security droid that underwent a memory wipe and was subsequently reprogrammed by rebel captain Cassian Andor. Kaytoo is described as blunt and honest with his words without a lot of emotion, which is very different from the likes of C-3PO.
Alan Tudyk, who plays K-2SO, spoke with Entertainment Weekly's Anthony Breznican today in an interview just ahead of the release of the new Rogue One trailer, which is expected on Thursday. Tudyk had a lot to say about his character, including confirming that Kaytoo will have an English accent to match the dialect of the Droid's former Imperial masters. He also discussed the droid's former duties and abilities:
“He was a security droid in the Empire and they sort of enforce whatever needs to be enforced. They are imposing. He’s 7-foot-1, and follows orders pretty well. If you’re asked to be detained, he can detain you. They stand guard, and if somebody doesn’t mind them, they’ll… They’ll enforce the sh– out of [people.]"
He also touches on Kaytoo's relationship with Cassian:
“They’ve been around. They’ve been together for a while, a couple years. He wants what Cassian wants. He loves Cassian, because he freed him. It’s also more paternal in that [Cassian] gave him life and took away the bonds of his programming.”
Tudyk also mentions that Rogue One will include a scene in which K-2SO comes in contact with other droids like him who are still programmed to serve the Empire:
“You do meet other Kaytoos and they don’t have as much free will. We see them, and … Yeah, that’s not him,”
You can learn even more about Kaytoo by reading the full interview over at EW!
Source: Entertainment Weekly
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