Was It Easy for Ashley Eckstein to Voice Ahsoka Tano Again in ‘The Clone Wars’ Season 7?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Ahsoka Tano (voiced by Ashley Eckstein) in Season 7, Episode 5, of

Ahsoka Tano has been a staple The Clone Wars character since 2008. Even although she didn’t exist when the prequel movies had been made, she turned an important a part of Anakin Skywalker’s story all through the animated film and collection. Now, she’s probably the most in style characters in all of Star Wars. The Clone Wars was canceled in 2013, so Ahsoka’s most up-to-date appearances had been an older model of her character on Star Wars Rebels and a quick cameo in The Rise of Skywalker. So how laborious was it for the voice of Anakin’s former Padawan to get discover a teenaged Ahsoka’s voice once more?

Ahsoka Tano (voiced by Ashley Eckstein) in Season 7, Episode 5, of 'The Clone Wars.'
Ahsoka Tano (voiced by Ashley Eckstein) in Season 7, Episode 5, of ‘The Clone Wars’ | Disney+

It took some effort for Ashley Eckstein to get again into Ahsoka’s ‘Clone Wars’ voice

In the newest “Clone Wars Download” video on Star Wars’ YouTube, Ashley Eckstein stated that she first needed to recover from the disbelief that the present was coming again. Then, the unique voice of Ahsoka Tano went into element about how she transitioned again from doing an older Ahsoka to voicing a youthful one. 

“Even although I get to make use of my very own voice for Ahsoka, I had been doing Rebels Ahsoka for thus lengthy, and he or she was a lot older,” Eckstein stated. “And in truth, I spoke in a a lot decrease register in my voice for Rebels. So I had to return in time and bear in mind, ‘Okay, how old is Ahsoka now?’”

Eckstein stated she watched a number of Season 5 episodes to arrange. “It definitely took a couple takes, a couple conversations with Dave Filoni. But eventually, we got there.”

To put it into perspective, Ahsoka is round 17 when she leaves the Jedi Order in Season 5, and Season 7 takes place earlier than the 12 months is up so Ahsoka is occurring 18 in “Gone With a Trace.” Star Wars Rebels takes place 15 years later, so she’s roughly 32-years-old. 

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Ahsoka’s new ‘friends’ are a lot completely different than what she’s used to

In “Gone With a Trace,” Ahsoka stumbles on Trace Martez’s hangar and workshop. Trace is a bit of tough across the edges however undoubtedly has a softer facet, in comparison with her sister Rafa. Both are scrounging up methods to make ends meet within the Underworld of Coruscant. Supervising director Dave Filoni stated their characters had been a method to present viewers simply how indifferent the residents of the Republic are from the Jedi.

“Ahsoka’s taught that [the Jedi are] keepers of the peace and that they have this great job and that they police the galaxy,” he stated. “But they’ve gotten so top-heavy that they don’t even realize that most of what they’re doing isn’t helping the average person. And that the average person has no contact with the Jedi Knight.”

He goes on to level out that these common folks don’t even know what a Jedi does, as we see when Trace stated they began the Clone Wars. This does have an effect on Ahsoka, in a significant approach. 

Ahsoka’s views on the Jedi had been tainted after Season 5, they usually’re nonetheless altering

As we’ve identified again and again, Ahsoka Tano was betrayed by the Jedi Order. Fellow Padawan Barriss Offee framed Ahsoka for the bombing on the Jedi Temple, and the Council banned Ahsoka from the Order with no ton of proof towards her. They selected to expel her as a result of having a non-Jedi on trial could be higher for his or her picture. It backfired since Barriss was the perpetrator, and Ahsoka left as a result of she couldn’t belief the Order, or herself, anymore.

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So, in Season 7, you possibly can think about Ahsoka has some bitter opinions on the Jedi (minus Anakin). However, she nonetheless defends the Order when Trace badmouths them. However, Eckstein stated that Ahsoka’s eyes are “truly opened” after assembly Trace and Rafa. 

“To meet girls, her age, that have a completely different life experience from her, truthfully it kind of rocks her world,” she defined. “She has no idea how other people live their life. And that they look at Jedi a different way than she does. But, you know, Ahsoka was already questioning the Jedi. So to hear these other opinions, it’s really eye-opening to Ahsoka.”

Even although Barriss’ bombing was lethal and threw Ahsoka underneath the bus, she made some factors that caught with Ahsoka even a 12 months after Order 66. “[Barriss] had a point about the Republic and the Jedi,” Ahsoka thinks within the novel, Ahsoka. “There was something wrong with them, and we were too locked into our traditions to see what it was.”

Ahsoka’s departure from the Jedi Order made her develop up even sooner, after the battle. And this time away from the Order will mature her opinions even additional.

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