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Star Wars: Ahsoka Is Much More Than a Rebels or Mandalorian Sequel


Exclusive: Ahsoka star Rosario Dawson tells us what to expect from the new Disney+ series that spans generations of Star Wars storytelling.

Rosario Dawson in Star Wars: Ahsoka
Photo: Lucasfilm

This article appears in the new issue of DEN OF GEEK magazine. Get your copy here.

Rosario Dawson is having the time of her life. In fact, when we call to chat (in June, before the SAG-AFTRA strike) about her starring role in Star Wars: Ahsoka, she’s literally on a Ferris wheel in New York City, enjoying a little downtime with family before the rollercoaster ride that will be her latest foray into the galaxy far, far away. 

When you ask Dawson about Ahsoka, this is what you get: pure, unabashed excitement. Every single second she spends talking about this universe, you get the sense Dawson is absolutely mesmerized by the grandeur of Star Wars and all the work that goes into making it. One moment in particular comes to mind for Dawson when describing that special bit of Lucasfilm magic she discovered on Ahsoka.

“We’re shooting on the Volume [Lucasfilm’s cutting-edge LED soundstage] and the camera’s behind me. My sabers light up and I’m looking at just Star Wars. Literally ceiling to wall – classic, proper Star Wars. And my head was exploding. I remember the director called action and I just kind of…didn’t move? I was just so transfixed by the moment.”

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