Mary Elizabeth Winstead Brings Hera Syndulla to Life in Ahsoka

Hera Syndulla (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) in Lucasfilm's AHSOKA, exclusively on Disney+. ©2023 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.
Hera Syndulla (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) in Lucasfilm's AHSOKA, exclusively on Disney+. ©2023 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved. /

The only thing bigger than Star Wars on Wednesdays is when Star Wars Celebration is happening. It’s been a whirlwind of news over the last several days. Some of the biggest news came with the newest trailer for Ahsoka, the next Star Wars TV show to hit Disney+. Outside of her cameos—portrayed by Rosario Dawson—in The Mandalorian, the last time we so Ahsoka (then voiced by Ashley Eckstein) was in the series finale of Rebels. She set off with Sabine Wren to find Ezra, who was last seen aboard the Chimaera with Grand Admiral Thrawn when it was taken into the unknown of hyperspace by the Purrgil.

And while we’ll mostly connect Anakin Skywalker’s former padawan with The Clone Wars, she had an impact on Rebels, being one of the last images we see in the show. So, it’s no surprise that the live-action Ahsoka series will end up featuring some of our favorite characters from that animated series. And the release of the trailer confirmed whom Mary Elizabeth Winstead is playing in the series.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead is Hera Syndulla

While we’ve known that Winstead was part of the Ahsoka series for some time now, it’s always been rumored that she’d be playing the fearless rebel leader. The Ahsoka trailer released at Star Wars Celebration finally confirmed that the rumors were true and that Mary Elizabeth Winstead will be bringing one of the most beloved rebel leaders to life.

Most recently, we’ve seen Hera as a child in The Bad Batch. Vanessa Marshall reprised the role she originated in Rebels, though with the native Twi’lek accent this time around. While we mainly associate Hera with a colloquial Galactic accent, ever since The Clone Wars it’s been established that Twi’leks have their own accent, based on our own French accent. We hear Winstead speak using her own American accent in the Ahsoka trailer, but there’s always the chance we’ll hear Hera slip into her native accent as we have in Homecoming, the 16th episode of Rebels Season 2.

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Are you excited to see Hera Syndulla brought to life? What did you think of the quick look we saw of Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Hera in the Ahsoka trailer? Let us know in the comments below and stick with Dork Side of the Force for all things Star Wars.