Padawan. Snips. Commander. Fulcrum. Ahsoka Tano has gone by many names and has gone on quite the journey. Created by George Lucas and brought in on The Clone Wars movie/TV series by Dave Filoni, the Togruta character has grown from being an obnoxious, headstrong apprentice of Anakin Skywalker to a badass, fan-favorite mature leader!
Having a book, appearing in over 70 episodes of The Clone Wars/Star Wars Rebels, and making the jump to live-action in The Mandalorian, 2020 has certainly been a good year for the character! Since yesterday, everyone over different social media cannot get enough of Rosario Dawson’s performance and voiceover actress for Ahsoka, Ashley Eckstein, has taken to her Instagram account to reflect on how much the character means to fans everywhere.
“To understand Ahsoka Tano, is to understand what she means to people.
Millions of people are meeting Ahsoka for the first time after watching her in The Mandalorian and I’m excited for them to hopefully go back and watch her journey in The Clone Wars and Rebels. Millions of fans already know Ahsoka and her presence has come to mean more to them than words in a script.
In Star Wars The Clone Wars, Ahsoka became the eyes of the audience. Viewers experienced the show through Ahsoka, and even though these stories happened in a galaxy far, far away, her feelings and emotions are very relatable to our everyday lives. Ahsoka’s strength has inspired, changed, and literally saved millions of lives all over the world.
In turn, Ahsoka has become a beacon of hope, light, and genuine goodness. Everyone’s relationship with Ahsoka is very different because she triggers the memory of a certain point in a person’s life where she’s inspired them. Even in the darkest of times, Ahsoka brings people joy and that’s what truly matters.
Ahsoka taught us that, “You don’t need to carry a sword to be powerful…” and Dave Filoni reminded me that kindness is powerful. After 12 years (and hopefully many more to come!) of having Ahsoka in our lives, #AhsokaLivesInAllOfUs now. I am blown away by everyone’s kindness. I’ve read all of your messages, DM’s, comments, text messages, and emails, and to say “thank you” does not even feel adequate enough to express what your kind words mean to me.
It’s my wish that Ahsoka continues to bring people joy, light, and most importantly hope. This is the way of Ahsoka Tano.
#starwars #ahsokatano #ahsokalives”
Dawson took to Eckstein’s post and gives her praise because without her we would not have the character we all grew up with and loved!