Rosario Dawson marked her Star Wars debut as Ahsoka Tano in Season 2 of The Mandalorian. Many people were curious about where the franchise will take her character next after seeing her in live-action for the first time. Disney and Lucasfilm in no time announced that Dawson will play the lead role in a new Disney+ film “Ahsoka”.
In The Book of Boba Fett, while she was on the same planet as Luke Skywalker and Grogu, the actress made another unexpected cameo as Anakin Skywalker’s former Padawan. She didn’t stay long, though, and fans may not see her again until 2023. It’s unknown what the character will be doing, or who will accompany her, but it recently began production with Dave Filoni at the helm, and it’s set to premiere on Disney+ in the early months of 2023.
“I’ll work out for Ahsoka any day of the week”
Rosario Dawson, who plays Ahsoka in the new series, recently spoke with Vanity Fair about the character and what it would require of her. The Ahsoka actor revealed that she is a “huge fan,” but that the role is physically demanding. Dawson said that she isn’t a “workout-y person,” but that her admiration for Ahsoka outweighs that, and that she would “workout for Ahsoka any day of the week.”
“Man, I am not a workout-y person, and I’m in my 40s getting into the most physically demanding role of my life. [Ahsoka’s] not someone who gets tired. I can’t play this like a human. She is an indefatigable alien. She’s precise. She’s master level. The challenge is for me to show up and express that…. It’s like, I won’t necessarily work out for myself, but I’ll work out for Ahsoka any day of the week. I’m a huge fan, and I don’t want to watch and be like, ‘Yo, Ahsoka’s hand seems a little shaky there.”
Dawson went on to say how “grateful” she is to be in a place where she may possibly portray the character for a long time, which she describes as “not particularly heard of.”
“I get to be a part of a universe, and a team, and a world in which even as I age I might still be able to participate. That’s huge. You know what I mean? To have that longevity with something, in my industry, that’s not particularly heard of. It makes me feel so grateful.”
The date of the premiere for The Ahsoka series has yet to be announced, although it is slated to air next year.