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Credit to Carrie: Dawson Says Fisher Steered Her to Star Wars

August 8, 2022John Bishop

Rosario said her interactions with the legendary “Princess Leia” brought her to The Saga….

We all miss Carrie Fisher. Truly and deeply. But the legendary actor’s influence remains constant for some in the current Star Wars universe – especially live-action “Ahsoka Tano” actor Rosario Dawson. The Wrap’s Andi Ortiz, covering Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), reported on the Ahsoka-lead Dawson’s remarks re Fisher during last weekend’s con.

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI Rian Johnson and Carrie Fisher on set Credit: David James/© 2017 Lucasfilm Ltd.

“You know, the force was strong with [Carrie], and she sprinkled some magic fairy dust on me that meeting because you know, here I am, back again,” Dawson told the crowd.

“Just give her a shoutout,” added Rosario. “Carrie, we love you.”

Carrie Met Rosario

Fisher, a touchstone for many Star Wars fans, became a real-life mentor to the would-be Ahsoka during their short interactions at a Chicago convention in 2016. Dawson, who eventually donned the Togruta montrals in live-action (joining Ashley Eckstein, who voices Tano in animation), carefully watched how Fisher comported herself around Star Wars fans.

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI Carrie Fisher is General Leia Organa and Oscar Isaac is Poe Dameron

“We long had since been done with our signing, and her line was around the convention center and she stayed, and she signed [for] everyone,” said The Mandalorian’s Dawson of the late Fisher, most famous for her portrayal of Princess/General Leia Organa.

“She was such a fun [person],” explained Dawson of Fisher, who passed away in December 2016. “Just so dynamic, and just such a character, and she was so great with everyone, with her little dog [Gary].”

A Dream Come True

Regarding Dawson’s own status in the current Star Wars galaxy, Rosario spoke to a certain incredulity about her present state. Add the connection to Carrie, and the fairy tale expands for the Ahsoka actor.

“I wasn’t really dreaming or imagining any day at all that I’d be connected to that whole universe whatsoever,” she said of portraying Ahsoka.

The Ahsoka series remains tentatively expected to debut in 2023.

John Bishop

A graduate of Boston U. and Northeastern University, John Bishop, became the beat reporter for BostonBruins.com before the Boston Bruins 2006-07 NHL hockey season. While with the Black & Gold, “^BISH” traveled North America and Europe to cover the team's every move via laptop, blog, and smartphone. The co-author of two books, "Bygone Boston" and "Full 60 to History: The Inside Story of the 2011 Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins," John also covered the XXI Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver in 2010 and the Bs 2011 Stanley Cup championship run and banner raising before taking a faculty/communications position at a prep school outside Boston in 2013. He lives with his wife Andrea, and sons Jack, Scott, and Luke, in central Massachusetts.


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