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Ashley Eckstein Responds to Ahsoka Tano Fans After The Mandalorian Casting Backlash

Some were not pleased that the Clone Wars voice actress was overlooked for the part

Lindsay MacDonald

Update 3/25/20: ActressAshley Eckstein has now spoken out to those fans who were disappointed about her not being cast as Ahsoka Tano in Disney+'s The Mandalorian. In an Instagram post, she wrote that she is but one of many people who bring Ahsoka to life in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and she could not comment on casting for The Mandalorian, a show she is not involved with. However, she did want to express her immense gratitude for the amount of support she received from fans.

"What I CAN comment on are my feeling of awe and appreciation for all of your kind words and messages," Eckstein wrote. "I've read them all. I wish I could reply to each and every one of you to express my sincere appreciation because the response has been such a beautiful expression of help, love and light for me and our community."

Previously 3/20/20: There's nothing quite like a good Star WarsTwitter explosion, is there? News broke Friday morning that Rosario Dawson has reportedly been tapped to play Ahsoka Tano in the Disney+ Star Wars series The Mandalorian, and that got Star Wars: The Clone Warsfans all riled up.

The character of Ahsoka Tano is a major character from Star Wars: The Clone Wars, an animated series that takes place between Star Wars: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. She is voiced by Ashley Eckstein, who has obviously become beloved by the fans of the show over the years. So beloved, in fact, that when they heard another actress would be playing her in the live-action series, they had some thoughts.

Not all of them are totally against Dawson's casting, but after hearing Eckstein voice the character for over 10 years, it's safe to say that fans have become pretty attached.

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