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The cast of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is fielding important questions from some of the cutest Padawans in the galaxy.
PEOPLE gave young Star Wars fans the opportunity to send questions to their favorite cast members via a short video submission, and the new stars — including Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Donnie Yen, Ben Mendelsohn, Riz Ahmed, Forest Whitaker and Mads Mikkelsen — were on hand to answer.
Ranging in age from 3 1/2 to 9, the kids asked questions about everything from favorite lightsaber colors, to more philosophical concepts, like, “Can Darth Vader ever be good?”
Check out the clip to hear what Mendelsohn thinks of 8-year-old Freddie’s “stormtrooper death accent,” or what planet Whitaker tells 7-year-0ld Chris he would most like to visit.
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Mikkelsen also gives a hilariously thoughtful answer to William’s question, “Was Darth Vader ever a kid?” (although William should probably rent The Phantom Menace for more information on that subject). And Ahmed gives a deft response to possible Empire spy Stella, 4, who suspiciously asked, “How do you find the Jedis?”
Rogue One tells the story of a band of rebel fighters who embark on a desperate mission to steal the plans to the Death Star before the Emperor can crush the rebellion — the plans Princess Leia would end up hiding in R2-D2 at the beginning of 1977’s Star Wars: A New Hope.
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