Ashley Eckstein Talks About Ahsoka Tano’s Return to The Clone Wars

With Ahsoka Tano making her return to Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Disney+, Ashley Eckstein, the voice of the character in the show, has spoken to SyFy Wire.

Before we get into The Clone Wars we do have to go back a little bit and talk briefly about The Rise of Skywalker, since you were absolutely one of the most popular Star Wars characters who’s never been in a film, and then The Rise of Skywalker came out…

I didn’t believe actually that it was gonna happen until literally I was sitting in the theater and I heard it… I actually didn’t find out that I was officially gonna be in it until October and the movie came out in December so it was pretty last minute that I went in and recorded the lines.

So it only took about 15 minutes to record. It was the craziest 15 minutes of my career I guess you could say in the best way…and you know we read all the lines several different ways. They had me record all the lines that you heard because, and I’m guessing they did that with everyone else because they didn’t know who they wanted to say what line.

We saw Ahsoka walk away from the Jedi Order in Season 5 of The Clone Wars, and then walk down that ladder years later in Season 1 of Star Wars Rebels. How pivotal are these new Clone Wars installments to her journey?

When Ahsoka walked away from the Jedi Order at the end of Season 5, that was never meant to be the end of Ahsoka’s storyline. We were almost done with Season 6 when we got the news that the show was canceled and there were several more stories and episodes that were meant to be produced and meant to be made in order to wrap up our character’s storylines. So we knew that the show and these characters didn’t get a proper ending.

But these next eight episodes that you’re gonna see will wrap up Ahsoka’s storyline in The Clone Wars. So I can’t say much but it’s definitely giving our girl her proper ending for the series… I also wanna be careful and say post these next eight episodes even I don’t know what happens.

So there’s no point in asking about an Ahsoka the White and Sabine Wren in The Search for Ezra series? No point in asking that?

Yeah, there’s no point… I honestly don’t know. But I can tell you I would love it if there was. That would be a dream of mine, and Tiya [Sircar] and I have talked about that. We both bug Dave [Filoni] saying that we would love to find where Ahsoka and Sabine are and where Ezra is… maybe we’ll get that series but again, your guess is as good as mine.

Read the interview in full at the link below.