Actress Rosario Dawson and director Dave Filoni gave an extensive interview to Vanity Fair for the release of Episode 5 of The Mandalorian. It debuted Ahsoka Tano, who was hinted at prior to the show’s second season premiere and was told openly in the fourth episode. Dawson was entrusted with the role of Anakin Skywalker’s student.
According to the actress, she was very nervous when she was first shown the art with the character. This was before the premiere of the first season of “The Mandalorian”, and Dave Filoni was already thinking about giving the character his own show, outside of “Rebels” and “The Clone Wars”. As a result, both the fans and her acquaintance with showrunner John Favreau helped the appointment of the actress.
I watched some episodes of The Clone Wars, but after getting the role I started watching everything in order and saw more connections.
Rosario also said that she carefully studied the work of Ashley Epstein, who voiced Ahsoka Tano, and watched how her voice and energy changed, and how her character grew up.
I studied her like crazy.
As for Filoni, he said that the team of the series went to great lengths to transfer the appearance from an animated show to a live action, add age to her and get into the tone of makeup, which could change under lighting. Dave said that they decided to leave the blue eyes at the insistence of Dawson herself.
We saw the result of this creative work in the fifth episode of “The Mandalorian” and the fans are thrilled. It all started with a simple tweet in which the actress was portrayed as Ahsoka. Rosario retweeted and triggered excitement among fans. She has appeared in one episode so far but is rumored to have a solo show.
The character still has high motivation to find Admiral Thrawn and Ezra Bridger, who disappeared in the Rebels finale, and Ahsoka is gradually getting closer to his goal. Perhaps this is what will become the basis for her personal show.
Episode 6 of “The Mandalorian” season 2 will air this Friday via Disney +.