Cameron Monaghan, Cal Kestis in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, talks about why he loves his character’s Black Series figure, playing the Order 66 survivor, and much more.
If you portrayed a Jedi in a Star Wars video game, and toys were made of your character, would you buy them?
For Cameron Monaghan, the actor playing Cal Kestis — a Padawan survivor of Order 66 in the upcoming game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order — it’s an easy answer.
“Absolutely, a hundred percent,” Monaghan tells StarWars.com. “I’m gonna have a Cal corner, for sure.”
While Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order doesn’t arrive until November 15, action figures and other products based on the game were released well in advance on October 4, also known as Triple Force Friday — the mega-event that saw the next generation of Star Wars products hit shelves. Star Wars toys have always held a special place with fans; for many, they were a way to tell their own stories as children and connect with the saga on a more direct level. Today, with advances in sculpting and articulation, they make for impossibly accurate collectibles that would’ve blown minds when the original Star Wars was released in 1977. None of that is lost on Monaghan.
“It’s pretty surreal to see a character that you built and got to explore and imagine,” he says. “It’s a character that I’ve really grown to love. But also it reminds me of being a kid and some of the first action figures that I got, and the imagination and possibility that comes along with playing with an action figure.”
The Black Series Cal Kestis from Hasbro — which includes his adorable droid sidekick, BD-1 — particularly impresses the actor. “It’s amazing to see Cal in full detail. Not only his face, but I really love the design they ended up going with for him,” he says. “To be able to see a figure that really captures the detail of it, it’s really cool.”
Read the interview in full at StarWars.com. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is released on November 15th 2019 on PS4, Xbox and PC. If you live in the UK you could win a copy of the game, take the link to find out more. Happy gaming!