While filming “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, actor Oscar Isaac specifically requested that his character Poe Dameron be a native of the planet Yavin 4. This is because the scenes on Yavin 4 in the original trilogy were filmed in Guatemala, where Isaac is actually from.
I was born in Guatemala, and one of Guatemala’s biggest claims to fame is that Guatemala is featured in the end of ‘A New Hope,’ At the medal ceremony, that was filmed … in Tikal, Guatemala, said Isaac. “So I said, ‘How cool would it be if that’s where Poe was from?!’ You know, he’s a Rebel fighter, that’s where the Rebel base is, why wouldn’t he be there? That’s an incredible idea.”
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Source: Weird Facts