Katee Sackhoff is one of the very few who got to portray her Star Wars character in Disney+’s The Mandalorian which she has been voicing for years. While various characters from Star Wars: The Clone Wars besides Sackhoff’s Bo-Katan have appeared in the space western series, they were all recast except for hers. So, while the Jon Favreau-created show aired in 2019, the Battlestar Galactica alum has been a part of the franchise for well over a decade.
In a way, Sackhoff seems to be much like the Mandalorian lieutenant that she depicts on-screen, a confident and courageous woman with a strict no-nonsense policy. But what the actress doesn’t share with the character is her penchant for slapping another woman’s butt.
Katee Sackhoff on Bo-Katan’s Butt Slap Scene in The Clone Wars
Remember when Bo-Katan butt-slapped Ahsoka Tano to show the former Jedi Padawan just how skinny she was? Yeah, the baffling moment even led to quite a controversy. Well, Katee Sackhoff seems to be almost certain that she wouldn’t want to re-create that scene in a live-action adaptation. Keyword, almost.
During her appearance on the Steve Varley Show, when Sackhoff, 43, was asked whether she’d be willing to re-enact butt slapping Ahsoka upon reuniting with the character on screen, the Riddick star responded with a “probably not.” At the same time, she also made a point to defend Bo-Katan’s morally gray behavior, claiming that it wasn’t always possible to depict completely puritanical characters.
However, Sackhoff also didn’t entirely shut the idea down, remarking that as “cheeky” as it might be, she could very well change her mind about the butt slap scene, especially if Bo and Ahsoka became great friends.
“You know, it’s funny. It’s one of those things that…you can’t always portray characters that are morally perfect. They live in this gray world. Would I slap another woman on the butt? Probably not. But maybe I would if she was a really good friend, I might. I don’t know. It depends. I don’t know. I’m sure it will be referenced. I’m sure people want to reference it. It’d be kind of cheeky if it was. But at the same time, I think they’ve both grown as people. At least Bo has.”
Looks like the forthcoming Ahsoka series might just surprise fans.
The Ahsoka Series Will Soon Make it to Disney+
At the 2023 Star Wars Celebration held in London, Lucasfilm confirmed that the much-awaited Ahsoka show is set to premiere in August this year. The limited miniseries is going to be developed by Jon Favreau along with Dave Filoni, who not only served as a director on The Mandalorian but also penned, helmed, and executive produced The Clone Wars.
Rosario Dawson, who made her debut as Ahsoka Tano in the Pedro Pascal-led series, will be replacing Ashley Eckstein who voiced the titular character. Dawson’s Ahsoka will be joined by Natasha Liu Bordizzo’s Sabine Wren and Hayden Christensen’s Anakin Skywalker along with Filoni’s Chopper in the upcoming series.
The rest of the ensemble cast that has been confirmed includes Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Hera Syndulla, Genevieve O’Reilly as Mon Mothma, Lars Mikkelson as Grand Admiral Thrawn, Eman Esfandi as Ezra Bridger, Ray Stevenson as Baylon, and Ivanna Sakhno as Shin.
While no release date has been attached to the Ahsoka series yet, it is slated to kick off on Disney+ in August 2023.
Source: Steve Varley Show