‘Rogue One’ Star Alan Tudyk Shares Details of His Deleted Live-Action Cameo
In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Alan Tudyk lends his delightful voice-acting skills to the role of K-2SO, an Imperial droid that was reprogrammed to help the rebellion. As it turns out, that’s not the only role Tudyk originally had to play in the upcoming anthology film — he also had a live-action meta-cameo of sorts that was ultimately cut from the finished version, and while we might not ever get to see it, Tudyk doesn’t mind sharing the details.
Tudyk recently participated in a Reddit AMA (via Star Wars News Net) to promote his new web series, Con Man, in which he plays a fictional version of himself: Wray Nerely, a struggling actor best known for playing a pilot on a short-lived sci-fi TV series (sound familiar?). During his AMA, Tudyk revealed that he had a second role in Rogue One — or his fictional alter ego did — but it was left on the cutting room floor:
Yeah, I guess it’s a cameo — Wray Nerely, so the character that I play in Con Man. Sort of my alter ego in Con Man had a role in Rouge One Star Wars I played a pilot, and the scene got cut I just found out. Like did Wray Nerely survive? I was really looking forward to seeing Wray Nerely in Star Wars, but truthfully Wray Nerely would never get that good of a job. So it was probably pretty good that he didn’t.
That’s too bad because a Tudyk live-action cameo sounds like it might have been a fun little wink-and-nod for fans of the actor — sort of like seeing Andy Serkis appear in a film in which he also has a mo-cap role. Perhaps another time, then.