Rosario Dawson who made her debut in the Star Wars Universe as Ahsoka Tano revealed how fans helped her in getting this role. Dawson’s role in The Mandalorian season 2 was highly praised for her performance.
The 43-year-old actor has revealed a viral piece of fanart led to her playing the character. Star Wars’ Tano was originally an animated character voiced by Ashley Eckstein however, one piece of art changed Ahsoka.
Rosario Dawson Reveals How FanArt Led To Ahsoka Tano
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At the Star Wars Celebration that happened this Weekend, Rosario Dawson gave credits to her fans for landing her in the role of Ahsoka Tano. She told, “It’s because of people like you.”
Explaining her character, she told how her fans helped her in bringing it to life. She said, “They had actually drawn all these more images of me as the character which is mind-blowing. It’s just been such a thrill and honor to bring this character to life and to feel the energy of everyone wanting to see her come to life.”
Dawson revealed that her casting came as a result of a fan tweeting her an edited photo depicting her as Ahsoka. The edited photo was released by BossLogic in 2017 while Dawson got her debut in live-action during the events of The Mandalorian Season Two in 2020. That being said, Ahsoka had been a part of the Star Wars canon as an animated character. But, that fanart ultimately became an initial push to have this iconic role.
Rosario Dawson Is A ‘Huge Fan’ of Ahsoka
Rosario Dawson referring to her character told that this role is a demanding one in her entire career, “Man, I am not a workout-y person, and I’m in my 40s getting into the most physically demanding role of my life,”
She further talked about her Star Wars character Ahsoka, “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.'”
The Star Wars: Ahsoka TV series will premiere in 2023.