- “Andor” star Adria Arjona said that she didn’t want to take her costume from the set as a souvenir.
- Arjona plays new “Star Wars” character Bix Caleen in the Disney+ series.
- She told Insider that she was “hopeful” her costume will end up in a “Star Wars” museum.
“Andor” actress Adria Arjona said that she didn’t ask to keep her costume from the set and that she hopes that it’ll end up in a “Star Wars” museum.
Arjona joins the “Star Wars” canon as a completely new character, Bix Caleen, who is an ally of the titular character.
Despite being a newcomer to the franchise, Arjona told Insider that she was adamant about not grabbing a souvenir.
“There’s something quite interesting about ‘Star Wars’ that everything is very much all about the fans and they have a whole warehouse with like a million things of ‘Star Wars,'” she explained. “So I didn’t even ask if I could keep something. I was like, ‘One day, they’ll have a little museum and maybe they’ll have my boot. So maybe I’m not gonna ask for my boot.'”
Arjona continued: “It was just me [being] hopeful and wishful thinking that one day it’ll be Bix’s costume somewhere.”
During the interview, Arjona also said that her mother persuaded her to audition for the role during the coronavirus pandemic.
“She, like a good Puerto Rican mom, never hangs up the phone on me. But she just told me: ‘You’re a swan. You could swim in the lake of shit and not get stained. Let the force be with you, my daughter,’ and she hung up the phone on me,” she recalled. “I was like, ‘Okay, well, then I guess I’m going.'”
In the past, many stars have kept their lightsabers or clothing from their time filming the franchise.
Samuel L. Jackosn got to keep his purple lightsaber from the prequel trilogy, which had a “Pulp Fiction” inscription.
Earlier this year, the Marvel star said on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” that he didn’t ask for the engraving, which was a homage to his character in the Quentin Tarantino film.
“No, they did that because they loved me,” Jackson said. “I didn’t ask for it. When the shoot was over, when they presented it to me, it had ‘BMF’ on the on-off button.”
“Andor” is streaming now on Disney+.