Rosario Dawson Talks Changing into Ahsoka: Star Wars Insider Excerpt

Ahsoka Tano has been part of the Star Wars galaxy for 15 years now, however she’s on the precipice of even better prominence in Ahsoka. The live-action continuation of the character’s journey throughout animation and now the live-action world of The Mandalorian hits Disney+ in a few weeks. However how is the star behind this a part of her story feeling about it?

“Ahsoka is just not some character I can simply play after which dismiss once I take off the pinnacle montrals,” Rosario Dawson says in a brand new interview as a part of the newest difficulty of Star Wars Insider, in shops subsequent week. “It’s been a way of life shift in connecting to her and performing her. She’s in me.”

Dawson teases this new period for the previous Jedi, who was ostracized by the Order for crimes she didn’t commit in Clone Wars, then turned a Insurgent agent and guide to the nascent resistance cell of Star Wars: Rebels—and the way she ready to go from Mandalorian visitor star to the front-liner of her personal present—in io9’s unique preview beneath.

Star Wars Insider: Ahsoka has had fairly the character arc to this point, from her time as a Jedi to becoming a member of the Rebel. How does the Ahsoka we see within the new sequence match into that story, and the way does your efficiency mirror her journey to this point?

Rosario Dawson: It’s been actually highly effective to have seen Ahsoka at completely different moments in her journey, when she has been a part of a neighborhood and when she has not. She’s received this dedication to look out for her associates, to look out for her household. Whenever you noticed her in The Mandalorian, Ahsoka was clearly on a mission. She’d been conscious of this potential menace with Thrawn and, although it appears like that second has handed, she’s now gathered sufficient intel to know higher. What’s thrilling at this second, in Ahsoka, is we’re catching her as she’s making a transition and having to dive again into relationships and histories that she has with folks. Issues have positively modified. The Rebel might need been profitable, however there’s a fracture that has saved everybody on their toes.

Star Wars Insider: To embody Ahsoka’s warrior elements, you’ve needed to practice on an entire different stage. How did you discover the method of stepping into character, from each coaching and make-up standpoints?

Dawson: So far as my costume and make-up, we saved adjusting it all through filming, in keeping with the brand new prospects provided by know-how.

I skilled two hours a day, seven days every week. And once we had been filming, we’d be taking pictures between seven to 12 hours of combating, after which I’d be taught the subsequent combat. I’ve by no means labored on something so bodily earlier than. It actually was all encompassing. However I cherished that, as a result of that’s who Ahsoka is. It’s her! Each fiber of her being is on the road at each given second, so it felt actually good to have that energy. It was this superb psychological, emotional, bodily expertise.

Our stunt coordinator, Ming Qiu, checked out Ahsoka’s combating fashion, and mentioned, “That’s not bodily probably for a human, so let’s see what we will do to determine how to try this transfer.” We tried to do as many stunts as doable virtually. We had ropes and pulleys and all types of issues to make them work. There was loads of experimentation, utilizing know-how that was developed whereas we had been filming.

That’s the factor about this sort of position—you might have to have the ability to do onerous issues.

I did every part I might to be bodily ready daily, attempting to get a very good evening’s sleep and consuming effectively. I’ve talked about it earlier than, however Ahsoka is just not some character I can simply play after which dismiss once I take off the pinnacle montrals. It’s been a way of life shift in connecting to her and performing her. She’s in me.

Phrases by Amy Ratcliffe.

Star Wars Insider #220, which additionally options new authentic fiction from Alphabet Squadron creator Alexander Freed set across the occasions of Return of the Jedi, an interview with Excessive Republic creator Lydia Kang, a behind-the-scenes take a look at The Unhealthy Batch, and extra, hits cabinets subsequent Tuesday, August 15. Ahsoka begins streaming on Disney+ August 23.

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