On the currently running bandwagon of live-action adaptations, is hopping the Star Wars hero Ahsoka Tano. Played by Rosario Dawson, the actress known for her diverse roles and passionate advocacy, the debut of the beloved Star Wars character was highly anticipated. Since the trailer release, the show has caused extreme excitement among the fans of the Jedi Knight. 

Rosario Dawson
Rosario Dawson

Dawson herself is a lifelong Star Wars fan.  In this ambitious project from Lucasfilm, Ahsoka explores the galaxy looking for something. Read ahead to know the lead actress’ reflections on getting to portray her childhood hero and how profoundly mesmerizing the experience was for her.

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On-Set For Ahsoka

Ahsoka Tano
Ahsoka Tano

During a candid interview, Dawson recounted her initial feelings when she got on set. She came well-prepared but when she took the magnanimity of the situation in, she was awestruck. She felt like she was truly “inhabiting the world”. The immersive environment of the Ahsoka series, allowed Dawson to fully embrace her character.

“It was surreal,” she said, “as soon as I walked on set, I was transfixed by the whole production.”

Getting into detail, she talked about how mesmerizing the set atmosphere was for her. From the lighting up sabers to getting to shoot on the Volume [Lucasfilm’s cutting-edge LED soundstage], captivated her. She was “transfixed by the moment”. She said:

“We’re shooting on the Volume and the camera’s behind me. My sabers light up and I’m looking at just Star Wars. Literally ceiling to wall – classic, proper Star Wars. And my head was exploding. I remember the director called action and I just kind of…didn’t move? I was just so transfixed by the moment.”

She commended her co-stars on their hard work and team spirit. And appreciated the camaraderie the cast and crew share behind the scenes. She said:

“The synergy on set was fantastic. Everyone involved brought their A-game and shared a genuine love for the Star Wars universe.”

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Rosario Dawson’s Dreamlike Reality

Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka Tano
Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka Tano

Having loved and adored the character her whole life, Rosario Dawson is more than prepared to get into Ahsoka’s shoes. She remarked:

“I’ve been a fan of Ahsoka for so long, and to now be part of bringing her to life in a live-action format is a dream come true”.

The Ahsoka series is the newest part of the ever-expanding Star Wars Universe and has generated immense anticipation in fans and newcomers alike. With a great role comes great responsibility. Playing a character so deeply rooted in Star Wars history, Dawson is not ignorant of the responsibility this brings.

She expressed her desire to do justice to the character and bring her own unique flair to the role, all while paying homage to the legacy built by the talented voice actress, Ashley Eckstein, who originally voiced Ahsoka in the animated series. Her admiration for the Star Wars franchise is evident as she spoke animatedly about the captivating atmosphere and the dedication of the creative team behind the scenes.

As fans across the galaxy await to see the new adventures of their beloved hero, it is safe to say that this is the beginning of an iconic saga of Star Wars mythology. The series will premiere on Disney+ on August 23, 2023.

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Source: Den of Geek

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