Geeks are Sexy Interview with Ashley EcksteinOctober 8, 2012 at 8:45 am | Posted in Interview, Star Wars News, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment
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Geeks are Sexy interviewed The Clone Wars voice actress Ashley Eckstein covering Star Wars Reads Day, Her Universe, and her role as Ahsoka.
What can we expect from Season 5 of The Clone Wars, especially from Ahsoka?
Ashley Eckstein: It’s exciting. Season 5, you’re gonna see Ahsoka go through many different challenges and emotions. She’s come a long way. I mean, I think, Season 1 she was “Snippy Ahsoka”; Season 2, she got to train under a lot of other Jedi and she got to go out on her own a little bit…Season 3 and 4 she really started to become just one of the gang, you know? Less of the Padawan, but she was set out on her own a lot, where she was in charge and she had to put to use what Anakin taught her.
Now, in Season 5, she really is just one of the gang. Even though technically, by title, she’s a Padawan, I think she’s really kinda earned her stripes at this point; she’s earned their respect. And we get to see her in a little bit more of a mentor role in Season 5. She’s becoming more of the teacher and less the student. However, she’s wise and mature beyond her years, but when she’s interacting with some of her peers, for example, Lux [Bonteri], she has these real-age emotions. We realize that socially, she really is only 16, and she is kind of struggling with, you know, “What are these feelings?” “What are these emotions?” We get to see her be a 16-year-old girl and I think that’s unique and how she deals with that. I also think she grows closer with Anakin Skywalker, which is a really nice dynamic to see. [Also,] you may be left with more questions than answers at the end of Season 5.