Rosario Dawson wants to play Ahsoka Tano in the Star Wars franchise for a long time.
When the character Ahsoka Tano was first introduced in the animated film, Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008), many fans did not respond to her warmly. Back when the Prequel Trilogy era was not held in high regard amongst fans, many compared her presence to that of other reviled characters like Jar Jar Binks. However, the animated series that succeeded The Clone Wars movie showcased her character’s growth, leading her to become a fan-favorite as the series progressed. Although Ashley Eckstein voiced the animated version of the character, Rosario Dawson brought the character to life in live-action form in The Mandalorian.
Following her acclaimed debut as Ahsoka Tano in The Mandalorian, Rosario Dawson returned in The Book of Boba Fett, in which her character finally met Luke Skywalker, the son of her former Jedi Master, Anakin Skywalker. She is also set to reprise her role in her own standalone Star Wars series.
Rosario Dawson was interviewed by Vanity Fair, in which she expressed her excitement for her future as Ahsoka Tano in the Star Wars franchise. So much so, that she is willing to be in the role for the long haul:
“[I was cast] not just because I’m the right age, not just because I had the right look for it, but [because] I’m known for being incredibly committed. That offer, they knew, could resonate with someone like me. I’m in this industry for the long haul. I’m in for this type of storytelling that matters… As long as they want me, and as long as it’s possible, I’m in it.”
When it came to casting the live-action version of Ahsoka Tano, Rosario Dawson was often the top-choice amongst fans. As it turns out, this was one of those rare times in which fan-casting worked out in favor of the franchise. With a new standalone Star Wars series on the way for the beloved character, the future has never looked brighter for the former Jedi Padawan. Who knows? Perhaps we will also see her appear in future films.
Rosario Dawson last appeared as Ahsoka Tano in the recent Star Wars series, The Book of Boba Fett:
The Book of Boba Fett, a thrilling Star Wars adventure, finds legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett and mercenary Fennec Shand navigating the Galaxy’s underworld when they return to the sands of Tatooine to stake their claim on the territory once ruled by Jabba the Hutt and his crime syndicate.
Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Robert Rodriguez, and Kathleen Kennedy are all executive producers on The Mandalorian spin-off with episodes directed by Rodriguez, Favreau, Filoni, and Bryce Dallas Howard. The series stars Temuera Morrison, Ming-Na Wen, and Jennifer Beals.
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Source: Vanity Fair