Ahsoka Tano Gave Much-Needed Advice For Tough Times In The Latest ‘The Clone Wars’ Episode, According to Ashley Eckstein

by Jeremy Spirogis
Ashley Eckstein, the voice of Ahsoka Tano in

There can typically be an excessive amount of anxiety-inducing information every single day with the pandemic occurring. But having robust heroes to look as much as — outdoors of real-life ones like docs, nurses, and grocery staff — at all times helps. That’s the place Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ Ahsoka Tano is available in. After years of ready, the character is lastly again on the collection, and at a time when followers want a hero to select them up. And the voice of Ahsoka shared her character’s much-needed recommendation for us. 

Ashley Eckstein, the voice of Ahsoka Tano in 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars,' at the Disney+ Pavilion at Disney’s D23 EXPO 2019.
Ashley Eckstein, the voice of Ahsoka Tano in ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars,’ on the Disney+ Pavilion at Disney’s D23 EXPO 2019 | Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Disney+

Ahsoka Tano is at all times one to assist out these in want

While showing on SYFY WIRE’s Jabba the Pod podcast on March 19, Ashley Eckstein talked about her character’s return. Eckstein is the unique voice of Ahsoka and has at all times been a beacon of sunshine for the Star Wars neighborhood as a complete. She additionally talked a few line that resonated together with her, even earlier than the coronavirus pandemic. 

“We’re not allowed to keep our scripts, but I did break a rule and took a screenshot of one line,” she mentioned. “And I decided that was going to be my personal motto for 2020… We heard it a little differently in the trailer yesterday, but when I recorded it, the line was, ‘In my life, when you find people who need your help, you help them. No matter what. I guess it’s just who I am.’”

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The trailer was for Ahsoka’s Season 7 debut in Episode 5, which got here out March 20. Ahsoka has at all times been somebody on the entrance strains, decided to make a distinction. Whether that was throughout her early days when she was somewhat too gung-ho, or within the collection’ latter days as a frontrunner to youngling Padawans. Ahsoka helped wherever she might and was a form soul by way of and thru. 

Eckstein was already planning on making a “personal ode to George Lucas” by giving again by way of this new The Clone Wars season. It’s one thing he usually did when the present premiered or had occasions. But now, with all the pieces occurring on the planet, it’s by no means been extra essential to heed Ahsoka’s name. 

‘We all need Ahsoka right now,’ Eckstein mentioned

Ahsoka’s line about serving to individuals is at all times essential. But Eckstein identified how eerily related it’s now. 

“Well, fast forward. Nobody ever saw this coming. The coronavirus and everything being shut down,” Eckstein mentioned. “And when the trailer debuted yesterday and we heard Ahsoka, that line was in the trailer, and Ahsoka talking about helping people no matter what. I think that resonates with all of us right now. And I think we all can make that our personal motto.”

Ahsoka Tano in Season 7, Episode 5 of 'The Clone Wars,' "Gone With a Trace."Ahsoka Tano in Season 7, Episode 5 of 'The Clone Wars,' "Gone With a Trace."
Ahsoka Tano in Season 7, Episode 5 of ‘The Clone Wars,’ “Gone With a Trace” | Disney+

Eckstein identified that the important thing to getting by way of one thing as massive as that is by bolstering individuals, whether or not that’s monetarily or emotionally. And it does assist to have such a robust character like Ahsoka to set an instance. 

“I feel like we all need Ahsoka right now. Ahsoka lives in all of us,” she mentioned. “And it’s really a beautiful line. And it has so much more meaning now, to me, more than ever before.”

Eckstein additionally helps out by way of Her Universe, the corporate she began

Eckstein has at all times been the charitable kind. She began her vogue firm in 2010, and it sells “geek fashion” like themed jackets, clothes, and graphic tees for many main fandoms. It caters to all genders now, nevertheless it was initially began for girls and ladies, who are sometimes focused and harassed in some fandom communities. 

“I have been an advocate for mental health, for a couple years now. I founded Her Universe on an anti-bullying platform,” Eckstein mentioned. “So many fangirls were being bullied and being bullied terribly. So, I really, honestly, created the fashion as a means to break the stigma that sci-fi fantasy was just for men and boys.”

Of course, that notion is inaccurate, and this model was a manner to assist girls and ladies in these communities really feel welcome and “comfortable to be themselves.” The purpose was to assist finish this bullying by exhibiting these followers that they’re not alone.

While Eckstein is busy being a “real-life Ahsoka,” each continually remind people that it simply takes kindness to assist others and be your individual hero.

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