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