THE CLONE WARS Star Ashley Eckstein Talks Rosario Dawson Being Cast As Ahsoka Tano In THE MANDALORIAN

THE CLONE WARS Star Ashley Eckstein Talks Rosario Dawson Being Cast As Ahsoka Tano In THE MANDALORIAN

Some fans aren't happy about Ahsoka Tano actress Ashley Eckstein being overlooked by Lucasfilm for The Mandalorian season two, and the actress has now issued a statement about Rosario Dawson's casting...

Ever since Ahsoka Tano first debuted in The Clone Wars, she's been a fan-favourite character brought to life by talented voice actress Ashley Eckstein. For years, fans have held out hope that she might be the opportunity to play the Jedi Knight in a live-action setting, but it will be Rosario Dawson who plays the hero in The Mandalorian season two. 

That makes sense considering the fact she's spent years campaigning for the role and is a big name actress, but how does Eckstein feel about being overlooked by Disney and Lucasfilm?

Well, she's now shared a lengthy statement on Instagram in which she explains that she has no involvement with the Disney+ series and that while "it has been my dream for 14 years to continue to play Ahsoka Tano in all forms," she will "continue to be grateful for opportunities to help create stories for Ahsoka Tano and I am always happy to see her legacy continued."

"I am only one member of a tremendously talented team of people that it takes to bring Ahsoka Tano to life," the actress continued. "The final decisions for Ahsoka are not mine to make and I cannot comment on something that I truly know nothing about."

There certainly don't appear to be any sour grapes on Eckstein's part, but it's not hard to see that she's disappointed by the decision to cast someone else as the character she's breathed life into. After all, she was even asked to voice Ashoka in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker last year!

Some fans remain hopeful that while Dawson will play the hero, Eckstein might voice her, but that doesn't seem overly realistic if we're being honest, so this situation is what it is. 
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