Andor Star Discusses Bix And Cassian’s History In Star Wars Show


This article contains spoilers for Andor episodes 1-3.Bix Caleen actor Adria Arjona discusses her character and Cassian’s (Diego Luna) dynamic in the Star Wars series Andor. The Rogue One: A Star Wars Story prequel series debuted with three episodes this week, following the journey of titular character Cassian Andor who, five years before Rogue One, is more of a thief than a rebel. Andor will enjoy a two-season run with 12 episodes per season on Disney+, featuring Rogue One characters such as Mon Mothma (Genevieve O’Reilly) and Saw Gerrera (Forest Whitaker).

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However, Andor will largely center on new characters that made Cassian the person he was in Rogue One, including antagonist Syril Karn (Kyle Soller), Cassian’s first droid sidekick B2EMO (Dave Chapman), and Bix Caleen (Arjona). In the first three episodes of Andor, Bix helps Cassian meet Luthen Rael (Stellan Skarsgård), who will likely set Cassian on his path since Cassian flees Ferrix with Luthen at the end of episode 3 after Bix suffers a personal tragedy. The tension between Bix and Cassian is palpable from their first scene, pointing at a deeper history between the two characters.

Arjona talks about the heroes’ complicated dynamic in a conversation with The Hollywood Reporter, offering some details about their backstory. She alludes to the romantic tension between Bix and Cassian, but reveals the reason that they could never have worked long-term despite their history. Arjona also tpuches on Bix’s relationship with Timm and explains why that couple works. See what the actor has to say below:

“I know they’ve had a long friendship. They’re childhood friends, and there’s this mystery of, ‘Were they ever really in love? Were they ever together? Is there jealousy between Cassian and Timm? Is this a love triangle?’ So it really is kind of unknown, but through their long friendship, trust has been built and then broken and then built back up and then broken again. But Bix still cares deeply for Cassian. He’s incredibly complex and complicated, and he always seems to get himself in trouble or do things a different way. And like I said, Bix is so practical. She has her own business, and she is finally running it the way she wants to run it. She’s at the top of her game. She finally has stability, but every time Cassian comes in, he just disrupts it a little bit. So she almost wishes better for Cassian, and she’s incredibly protective over him. But she always ends up picking him over everything, and it kind of sucks…Timm is safe. Timm is responsible. They function well together. They run a business together. Maybe she had hopes and dreams that it could’ve been Cassian, but who knows? It’s just impossible with him, hence that line that Cassian gives Bix, and Bix responds, ‘I don’t ask you about your personal life.’ So you could really feel the tension in that moment of, ‘Oh, he doesn’t like that Timm is in my life.’ (Laughs.) But he comes and goes a lot. That’s his way of protecting the people that he loves.”

Though Arjona hints at a love triangle dynamic between Bix, Cassian, and Timm, the show doesn’t get a chance to explore those tensions due to the events of Andor episode 3. As Arjona indicates, whatever there may have been between Cassian and Bix is largely irrelevant due to where they are now at this stage in their lives. Her comments about their history do offer an explanation for the steadfast support they show one another, despite their obvious differences. Even if Andor doesn’t dig into that too much, it’s clear Arjona and Luna have considered what happened to these characters in the past. Arjona doesn’t offer any indication of whether fans can expect to see Bix return and share the screen with Cassian once again on Andor, but her statement confirms that they will continue to protect one another if that day does come.

Despite some concerns about Andor’s performance given the mixed reception of The Book of Boba Fett, the Star Wars series has earned the highest Rotten Tomatoesscore since The Mandalorian with an 87%. With the three-episode premiere, Andor has enjoyed positive reviews from fans, who praise its intriguing story and darker tone. In the remainder of the first season, Andoris likely to explore Cassian’s road to acquiring the plans for the Empire’s Death Star, and it will hopefully maintain the impressive quality of the first three episodes.

Andorreleases new episodes Wednesdays on Disney+.

Source: THR

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