See Rosario Dawson transform into Ahsoka Tano in behind-the-scenes clip

Rosario Dawson is Ahsoka Tano in THE MANDALORIAN, season 2. Photo: Disney+.
Rosario Dawson is Ahsoka Tano in THE MANDALORIAN, season 2. Photo: Disney+. /

Last Friday, Rosario Dawson had the chance to celebrate a character who she’s grown especially fond of, Ahsoka Tano. With the rumors and confirmations from everyone but Disney revealing that she had the part, the months of anticipation to see Dawson play a live-action version of the character was at an all-time high ahead of season 2 of The Mandalorian.

Then, come Chapter 13 of the series, the world finally got to see Dawson in action as the fan-favorite Star Wars character. Of course, fans were used to seeing her in animated shows like Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and during that time, she was voiced by Ashley Eckstein. So after years of seeing Ahsoka in animated form, it was absolutely wonderful to see her in a live-action capacity — and hanging out with the Mandalorian and Grogu at that.

Now that the secrecy around her character has subsided and Dawson’s been at liberty to share more about playing the character, Rosario Dawson uploaded a special video on social media to celebrate the character. The video, at under 30 seconds shows Dawson in the makeup chair, getting ready to transform into Ahsoka Tano.

In the clip, you see her in a bald cap, being applied generous amounts of makeup to get that orangey Ahsoka hue. Next, she holds a stencil-like mask up to herself so the makeup team can apply Ahsoka’s signature facial markings on her. And after all that’s done, she’s ready to put on her costume and apply the headdress — et voila! Ahsoka is born!

Rosario Dawson becomes Ahsoka

In the caption, it was kind of Dawson to thank Ashley Eckstein, who many fans adore just as much as Ahsoka herself for first bringing the character to life. And also included in the tweet, Dawson thanked The Mandalorian showrunner Jon Favreau and Chapter 13 director Dave Filoni for all that they’ve done.

And of course, Dawson has a lot to be thankful for. Last year, it was officially announced that Ahsoka Tano would be getting her own TV series called Ahsoka. And so far, the rumors have been rampant about what that series will be about, including word that it could be a live-action continuation of Star Wars Rebels.

All in all, this certainly isn’t the last we’ll be seeing of Rosario Dawson’s Ahsoka Tano, as it looks like Star Wars has much more in store.

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