Ahsoka star Rosario Dawson exposes the obstacles in bringing the titular Jedi castaway’s lightsaber fight to life. Unlike most Jedi Knights, Ahsoka Tano wields 2 customized lightsabers, utilizing a unique dueling style in the Star Wars galaxy. As such, this supplied an amazing chance for her live-action launching (while needing great deals of training on Dawson’s part).
As exposed in Entertainment Weekly’s podcast The Dagobah Dispatch, Rosario Dawson describes the extreme lightsaber training she went through to ensure Ahsoka’s unique physicality and combating style looked simply as excellent in live-action as it carries out in animation, be it her looks in The Clone Wars or Star Wars Rebels:
“Doing two hours a day, seven days a week, was pretty intense, and then you add on when we were actually filming and doing these different battles and having to continue to study it. She is ambidextrous….That was just a lot to kind of own. She’s so fierce from the very beginning…It was never a question about whether she was capable. She meets every single match just so head on. There’s no hesitancy from her whatsoever, and that’s really different from someone who’s learning martial arts in their 40s who’s trying to protect their face.”
It definitely appears as though the months of work Dawson has actually put in to make her continuous representation of the previous Jedi as strong as possible will settle, consisting of when Ahsoka sparks her excellent white-bladed lightsabers.
Why Ahsoka’s Lightsaber Style Is So Difficult To Learn
As Dawson notes in the podcast, Ahsoka is ambidextrous, having actually wielded 2 lightsabers with equivalent supremacy since she was a Padawan apprenticed to Anakin Skywalker. While her lightsaber blades might have altered colors from green to blue and lastly to white in the present Mandaloran-age, she’s constantly had 2 smaller sized shoto lightsabers. Likewise, the shoto style is unique because it prefers an uncommon backhanded reverse grip for more diverse defensive counters.
Keeping the lightsabers themselves in mind and Ahsoka’s prior ability in the animated Star Wars series, Dawson’s training was likely more involved and complicated than other stars have actually most likely gone through. For example, Ahsoka’s dueling style is more layered than Obi-Wan Kenobi’s. While star Ewan McGregor undoubtedly went through extreme training for the prequel trilogy and his own Obi-Wan Kenobi series (which quite settled), he just needed to be worried about choreography for one lightsaber and a more conventional grip.
At any rate, the commitment and months of training Rosario Dawson has actually gone through is an extremely amazing indication for the upcoming Ahsoka series. As was seen with her preliminary live-action launching in The Mandalorian season 2, it looks as however Dawson’s representation of Ahsoka can just enhance, continuing to honor and be devoted to the character initially presented in animated kind. Ahsoka is set to start streaming this August on Disney+.
Source: Entertainment Weekly