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Why Diego Luna's Performance In Star Wars Meant So Much To This Father

It all comes down to this: "Representation matters."
Diego Luna at the premiere of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"

Diego Luna has been an established actor in Mexico for years, but his role in "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" made him an international star. He recently tweeted a message from a fan whose dad was very excited to see a Mexican actor with an accent in such a major film. 

Latinos are part of the "epidemic of invisibility" in Hollywood and are highly underrepresented in major films. So it makes sense that for this fan's father, seeing someone who looked and sounded like him in a franchise as enormous as "Star Wars," was a pretty big deal.

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