Ahsoka star Natasha Liu Bordizzo compares her live-action version of Sabine Wren to the animated version first seen in star wars rebels. Ahsoka is an upcoming series set to join the growing list of star wars shows offered on Disney+. The animated version of Ahsoka Tano first appeared in Star Wars: The Clone Wars before appearing in star wars rebels. The first series ran from 2008 to 2020, while the second ran from 2014 to 2018, with both proving to be very popular with star wars Fans.
Ahsoka made her live debut in The Mandalorian season 2, with Rosario Dawson reprising the role of voice actor Ashley Eckstein. Details surrounding the upcoming series remain difficult to come by, but it has been confirmed that Wren will play a part in the story. Wren was first voiced by Tiya Sircar on star wars rebelswith the character playing the role of a Mandalorian warrior and a graffiti artist. Ahsoka is set to hit Disney+ sometime next year, joining the likes of Skeleton crew and The Mandalorian season 3. With Wren proving popular with fans of star wars rebelsinterest is understandably high to see how the character is treated in live-action.
In a recent interview with THR, Bordizzo dives into what it was like to play the role of a character that already exists in animated form and how his live-action version will be different. The actor, who recently appeared on Netflix Day shiftexplains that while his vision of Wren will be inspired by the version that appeared in star wars rebelsit will eventually be a “new and freshtake. Bordizzo goes on to explain that his job has been made easier as an actor because instead of having to build Wren’s story and memory, everything already exists in star wars rebels. Check out Bordizzo’s full comment below:
“I think it was somewhere in between. It was like, ‘It’s obviously great if you watch the show,’ but the live version will always be a completely new and fresh thing that has to find its own truth. and not trying to replicate what was created, as much as we honor it and as much as we use it. It’s almost like a memory book; that’s what I think Rebels is for me. is just this kind of gratuitous preparation that I never even had to do as an actor because everything was done for me. My character’s memory is already recorded. So they encouraged it, but obviously, I watched it because how could I not?
Ahsoka Tano has been beloved by fans since her appearances in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and star wars rebels and the pressure is naturally high for The Mandalorian universe to get the right character in his solo series. With Dave Filoni, co-creator of star wars rebelsalso supervising Ahsoka, Wren’s character might be about to be as well-received as Dawson’s when he first appeared live. Bordizzo’s response isn’t unusual when it comes to actors playing roles that have already been played by others, with stars often keen to draw the line between honoring what happened while opening up new horizons.
As the release date of Ahsoka draws closer, audiences can likely expect some additional information about the show more generally, but also about Wren’s role in the story. It remains to be seen how Ahsoka will be compared to the existing star wars streaming shows on Disney+, but recent comments from Filoni suggest the new show is shaping up to be a major hit. Although it is not clear how much Bordizzo’s take on Wren will honor the version of star wars rebelsit’s clear the star is very aware of her character’s epic exploits before Ahsoka.