Who plays Ahsoka’s Mother Pav-ti in Tales of the Jedi?

Tales of the Jedi. Image courtesy StarWars.com
Tales of the Jedi. Image courtesy StarWars.com /

For those who are a fan of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and its awesome animation style as well as the thrilling characters, the upcoming Tales of the Jedi mini-series is a dream come true. We have some familiar faces returning to voice their character including Ashley Eckstein as Ahsoka Tano, Liam Neeson as Qui-Jonn Jinn, and even Dee Bradley Baker as Captain Rex. But the fans of Star Wars: Battlefront II will hear the familiar voice of Iden Versio, Janina Gavankar.

Where have we seen Janina Gavankar before?

Iden Versio is the main character of the somewhat controversial game, Star Wars: Battlefront II. Shortly after its release, the game was heavily criticized for its use of loot box content, but that controversy has nothing to do with the excellent storyline of its campaign. Janina Gavankar’s Iden Versio was an interesting protagonist who even had a storyline that extended to the sequel era with Iden coming into contact with Kylo Ren. Iden Versio has yet to make her debut outside of the game, but with several shows such as Andor currently airing in the era, we make see Janina Gavankar as Iden sooner rather than later.

Who is Ahsoka’s mother Pav-ti and how much will we see her in Tales of the Jedi?

Little is known of Pav-ti, so much so that we did not even know her name until the trailer for Tales of the Jedi. Her biggest claim to fame is her daughter Ashoka Tano.  Pav-ti will only be featured in the episode “Life and Death”, which has a runtime of 15 minutes. That is a very limited run-time, but it has the opportunity to give us an insight into a critical time for a parent. We often hear the Jedi speak about how they do not know their parents but in this episode, we can expect to see how a parent responds to the news of them losing their child to the Jedi Order.

While Janina Gavankar’s second appearance in the Star Wars canon may be short, it is nice to see that the creators are keeping some of the work “in the family” so to speak. Janina Gavankar’s previous work has been excellent and hopefully, she can give us a clear insight into the heartbreaking process of giving up your child to serve as a Jedi.