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billcosby March 12 2013 08:39 PM

Casting Ahsoka Tano
 
The future of Star Wars is both exciting and cloudy (or do the Jedi say 'clouded'?) but there is a strong argument for Ahsoka Tano to be included.

Were a live action role of Ahsoka needing a choice of casting, who would your choice be for the role? Why?
Age of the character would be a major factor but we can assume if she shows up during the sequel era, she'll be an adult, possibly with some age showing. If she appears in anything set during the era between the trilogies she'd be younger - possibly a late teen.

I can't think of a suitable actress... does anyone have any ideas?


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scnj March 12 2013 09:52 PM

Re: Casting Ahsoka Tano
 
Appearance isn't so much of a factor since whoever they cast would be augmented by makeup/CGI anyway. I haven't watched The Clone Wars for the last couple of seasons, so I'm not in the best position to judge who would be the best fit in terms of personality.

Christopher March 12 2013 09:59 PM

Re: Casting Ahsoka Tano
 
Why not Ashley Eckstein? She's about the right size, and of course she sounds exactly like Ahsoka... ;)

Temis the Vorta March 12 2013 10:01 PM

Re: Casting Ahsoka Tano
 
Kid Ahsoka, I have no idea, but adult Ahsoka looks a lot like Rosario Dawson. Who ironically enough is a huge Trekkie who wants to play a Klingon. Is a Togruta Jedi close enough?

Dawson has very large eyes, just give he blue contact lenses, maybe even do it via CGI.

Timelord Victorious March 12 2013 10:29 PM

Re: Casting Ahsoka Tano
 
A slightly older Ahsoka played by Mila Kunis.

sojourner March 12 2013 10:35 PM

Re: Casting Ahsoka Tano
 
Jaden Smith.

Admiral_Young March 12 2013 11:24 PM

Re: Casting Ahsoka Tano
 
I'd cast Ashley as well.

JD March 12 2013 11:58 PM

Re: Casting Ahsoka Tano
 
I like that idea. Have there been any actors who have voiced a character in animation and then gone on to do play them in a live action production? I know the reverse has happened a lot, but I don't know of any cases of it happening in that order. Not that it matters for this discussion, I'm just curious.

Christopher March 13 2013 12:41 AM

Re: Casting Ahsoka Tano
 
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JD wrote: (Post 7793599)
Have there been any actors who have voiced a character in animation and then gone on to do play them in a live action production?

Three that spring to mind are Evan Richards, Christopher Kennedy, and Rick Overton. In the second season of the Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventures animated series, they took over the roles of Bill, Ted, and Rufus (replacing the original film's stars who had voiced those roles in the cartoon's first season), and then went on to play those same characters in the brief live-action Bill and Ted TV series. I've always wondered how that came about. It's kind of mindboggling -- two sets of actors have played those three characters, and each set has played them in both live action and animation. That's gotta be unique.

Another recent example is Daran Norris, who plays Timmy Turner's father in The Fairly Oddparents and has reprised the role in the two live-action TV movies thereof.

Sto-Vo-Kory March 13 2013 12:52 AM

Re: Casting Ahsoka Tano
 
Mila Kunis sounds good to me.

Mr. Adventure March 13 2013 12:53 AM

Re: Casting Ahsoka Tano
 
I guess it depends at what stage we see her, Ashley's adorable but does seem to look a bit older than the character of Ahsoka currently.

Looking at that picture above, maybe Daveigh Chase? I'm not too up on my young Hollywood...

Avon March 13 2013 12:56 AM

Re: Casting Ahsoka Tano
 
helen mirren

Mr. Adventure March 13 2013 12:58 AM

Re: Casting Ahsoka Tano
 
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junxon wrote: (Post 7793806)
helen mirren

Only if Judy Dench isn't available.

sidious618 March 13 2013 01:02 AM

Re: Casting Ahsoka Tano
 
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Timelord_Victorious wrote: (Post 7793218)
A slightly older Ahsoka played by Mila Kunis.

Yeah, that was my thought, too.

Admiral_Young March 13 2013 06:04 AM

Re: Casting Ahsoka Tano
 
Matthew Wood comes to mind in SW lore. He of course first voiced General Grevious for the micro-series and then reprised the role in Episode III and of course Clone Wars. I believe, and someone can correct me if I'm misremembering, but Lucas was considering someone else but was impressed with Wood's performance in the micro-series that he cast him in the film as Grevious.


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