‘Ahsoka’ Stars Talk Snips and Sabine
Rosario Dawson and Natasha Liu Bordizzo talked to EW about the upcoming Disney+ show, ‘Ahsoka’….
Fresh off the Marvel fest that was this past weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con, this morning — in an exclusive — Entertainment Weekly’s Devan Coggan posted an interview with Rosario Dawson (Ahsoka Tano) and Natasha Liu Bordizzo (Sabine Wren).
Moreover, the interview, which shed some light on the upcoming Ahsoka series on Disney+, also spoke to the friendly atmosphere of the Lucasfilm production.
“I remember when I first met with Jon (Favreau) and Dave (Filoni), one of the first things Jon said to me was, ‘The first thing you need to know is everyone we work with is nice; just – everyone’s nice, and that’s just the way it is.’
“So, I was like, ‘Okay, that’s a cool requirement,'” said Natasha.
A Nice Experience on Ahsoka
However, the “nice” requirement was borne out by Favreau, who surprised Bordizzo with a very reasonable experience as she auditioned.
“It was a very, very quick process,” said Bordizzo. “I was suspicious.
“I was like, ‘Wait, I have the offer for this?’ I met Jon Favreau later, and he was basically like, ‘I get it. I’m an actor. I don’t want to put you through the wringer, and I don’t want to make you do a million takes and auditions and tests. We know we want you, and that’s it.’
“I really appreciated that,” said Bordizzo.
Star Wars In Real Life
Also appreciated, especially by fans of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, is the opportunity to see real-life versions of characters who, until recently, appeared only in animation.
“I think whether you’ve seen the previous animations or have only seen these episodes, she’s still quite mysterious at this stage and point in her life,” explained Star Wars fan Dawson of Ahsoka. “That’s what I think is the most exciting part of Ahsoka having her own series here, that you get to better understand her in this part of her journey.”
Meanwhile, we’ve seen “Snips” (Anakin Skywalker’s nickname for his padawan, Ahsoka) as part of the larger ensembles of The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett. However, fans desperately clamored for Sabine to make the jump to live action from Star Wars Rebels to Ahsoka, as well.
And speaking to how The Volume makes Star Wars feel real, Bordizzo added, “Because it is [real].
“We’re such spoiled actors,” she added. “Everything is there for us to look at and touch and see.
“It’s amazing,” she said.
Read the full exclusive and watch the video on EW.com.