Jetset Magazine Interview With Donnie Yen And His Influence On His Rogue One Character

Ty Fahlman over at Jetset Magazine recently had the opportunity to spend a few minutes chatting with famed martial arts actor Donnie Yen. Naturally, the conversation turned towards the topic of Yen’s character Chirrut Imwe that we will be seeing in action in Rogue One next month. During the interview, Yen revealed that it was his idea to make the determined and highly-skilled Imwe blind (a cool little touch that I bet is gonna show off in some really awesome ways in the film). Check out the intro below and then be sure to take the supplied link for the full read.

After Samuel L. Jackson met his co-star Donnie Yen on the set of the new xXx movie, he quickly took to Instagram. “Hanging with @donnieyenofficial, I can finally say I worked with Da Man!!!” Jackson wrote, beaming. “I’m officially Geeking Out!” “Geeking out” is what happens when fervent martial arts fans encounter the legendary actor, producer, director, and choreographer — whether they’re an average joe, or the highest-grossing actor of all time. When I told people I was interviewing Yen, they gave either one of two responses: “Who?” or something quite similar to Jackson’s unbridled superlative. There is no middle ground. Either you know who he is and adore him, or you’ve never heard of him.