Diego Luna reveals how 'Star Wars' played a role in his relationship with late mother

Diego Luna was only two-years-old when his mother Fiona tragically died in a car accident. Despite losing his mom at a young age, the Mexican actor revealed in a new interview that he felt close to her growing up.

“I would say I believe a little more in the force. I grew up watching Star Wars. We stay somehow. We are a part of this but in a different way just as energy,” he told Chelsea Handler during an appearance on her Netflix show. “When I was a kid I used to talk to my mom at night. And I have memories of my mom that it's not pictures but I know how she looks from behind, for example. That's something that happened either in my dreams or it was actually happening or she was triggering it.”


diego-movieVIEW GALLERY The Mexican actor lost his mother at a young age Photo: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

“I used to wake up in the patio of my house talking to her. And my father would be like ‘What are you doing’ and I’d be like ‘Uh I'm talking to my mom’ and he was like ‘Okay, alright. I’ll let you be here with your mom,’” the Rogue One star continued. “I think you stay somehow as [a] part of this. I don't know how and I don't want to really know.”

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The 37-year-old, who is a father to daughter Fiona and son Jerónimo, admitted to the host that he’s made awful decisions and done stupid things in his life, yet he’s “still here, kind of doing ok,” which he credits to his late mother. Diego explained, “There is some help from my mom or someone there taking care of me.”

diego-kidsVIEW GALLERY Diego shares his two children with ex-wife Camila Sodi Photo: Todd Williamson/Getty Images

The Flatliners star recently had someone looking out after him during the 7.1-magnitude earthquake that hit Mexico City. “I was literally half a block from a building that fell when I heard that thing collapsing,” he confessed. “It was just a horrible feeling. Thousands that suddenly in a second have no more pictures, ids, their memories, their lives are gone or gone for a while until we can reconstruct our cities and our towns.”

After the earthquake, Diego took to Twitter to let his fans know that he and his family were safe. He also added at the time, “When I see the reaction of people to events like this, I get a lot of hope from my country. Pure solidarity, love and compassion.”


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