“It was really special”: Ahsoka Star Opens Up About Fan-Favorite Chemistry Between Sabine and Shin

Natasha Liu Bordizzo and Ivanna Sakhno talk about the dynamics between Sabine Wren and Shin Hati.

“It was really special”: Ahsoka Star Opens Up About Fan-Favorite Chemistry Between Sabine and Shin

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  • Ahsoka stars Natasha Liu Bordizzo and Ivanna Sakhno react to fans shipping Sabine Wren and Shin Hati.
  • They revealed that show creator Dave Filoni may not be aware of the characters' chemistry.
  • Rosario Dawson gives promising update on Ahsoka Season 2.
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Fans have been going crazy over Ahsoka’s Sabine Wren and Shin Hati’s chemistry. Played by Natasha Liu Bordizzo and Ivanna Sakhno, the rival characters have started to form a connection that viewers have begun to speculate could be something more.

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Natasha Liu Bordizzo as Sabine Wren

Ahsoka premiered on Disney Plus this summer, with Rosario Dawson reprising her role as Ahsoka Tano. Bordizzo and Sakhno are franchise newcomers whose characters have now earned the ship nickname WolfWren.

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Ahsoka Cast Responds To Fans Shipping Sabine Wren and Shin Hati

During a panel interview at the Los Angeles Comic Con 2023, Natasha Liu Bordizzo and Ivanna Sakhno addressed the dynamics between Sabine Wren and Shin Hati. In a video captured via See Rad, Bordizzo stated:

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So much left unsaid here. I think Shin and Sabine, as the fans have reacted to the – shall I call it chemistry? – it’s a good word. We felt these characters have this crazy magnetic connection to each other, and sometimes not in the best way, but it was really special, and we felt it on set, and it was just something that Dave… I don’t think he’s even aware of what he’s created.”

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Ivanna Sakhno as Shin Hati

Sakhno chimed in and noted that creator Dave Filoni, who was recently promoted to chief creative officer at Lucasfilm, probably had no intention of creating this certain chemistry, but it just sort of happened along the way. Bordizzo further explained:

I think they’re such great opponents for so many reasons, and it’s interesting because it isn’t that feeling of, like, good versus evil or anything predictable like that. Sabine’s got some darkness in her, and Shin has some other interesting elements.”

Sakhno added that there are a lot of lessons that both characters can learn from each other, and they are indeed a great combination.

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Will There Be Ahsoka Season 2?

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Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka Tano

There is no official release date for Ahsoka Season 2, and it is worth noting that the sequel is not yet confirmed. Production delays and the recent WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes have impeded the progress, but, as per actress Rosario Dawson, Dave Filoni is currently outlining ideas for the second installment via Vanity Fair:

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I mean, they’ve not said anything officially, but I remember when we were at Star Wars Celebration in London, and they were like, ‘We’re giving Dave a movie!’ And I was like, ‘I kind of feel like that means we’re probably going to get a second season.’ For a while now, and especially now with the strike and everything, no one can say anything. But he did say he was working on an outline. So, we’ll see.”

If the second season gets the green light, it opens more opportunities to explore Sabine Wren and Shin Hati’s relationship. Considering Filoni’s new position at Lucasfilm, he has more creative control over Star Wars projects. Ahsoka’s success is also a promising sign that fans could hold on to.

The cliffhanger ending saw Ahsoka, Sabine, Shin, Huyang (David Tennant), and Baylon (Ray Stevenson) stranded on Peridea. Surely, there are a lot of questions that will hopefully be answered in Ahsoka Season 2.

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Written by Ariane Cruz

Ariane Cruz, Senior Writer. She has been contributing articles for FandomWire since 2021, mostly covering stories about geek pop culture. With a degree in Communication Arts, she has an in-depth knowledge of print and broadcast journalism. Her other works can also be seen on Screen Rant and CBR.