Ahsoka’s Natasha Liu Bordizzo is Glad to Be a Jedi Now

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Star Wars: Ahsoka didn’t just pick up on threads from Star Wars Rebels, The show also created new plotlines to engage its returning cast. The first is the most important. Rebels Character Sabine Wren ended up being Ahsoka’s apprentice and discovered she had Force powers, making her a Jedi Mandalorian—and the first of her kind, in the eyes of general audiences.

Natasha Liu Bordizzo believes that Sabine struggled just the right amount with the Force. In a recent Entertainment Weekly interview, she pointed to how much the show has Sabine trying “again and again” with her new powers before really getting the hang of them. While her current suite of Force moves aren’t as flashy as more experienced users, those growing pains were there, and the actor enjoyed how “messy” said growth ultimately was. “It’s awesome [to me] that it was a journey,” said Bordizzo. “When the stakes are so high, she’s able to harness it in the time she needed to most.”

As part her Force struggles Ahsoka briefly sees Sabine work with Morgan Elsbeth’s group to jump to a new galaxy. It’s all for the sake of finally bring her friend Ezra Bridger back home, and further complicated by her conflicting feelings on previously failing to be Ahsoka’s apprentice. Bordizzo knows her character was “polarizing” to some in that first season. But in her eyes, that turmoil was needed to show how much Sabine’s changed since Rebels’ 2018 is coming to an end. “It was fun to be able to come from such a dark place,” she stated. “I think the show wouldn’t have had as much of a journey without starting with [Sabine and Ahsoka’s] dynamic being so tense and needing each other, but not really wanting to need each other.”

Now that we have a better understanding of a Second seasonThe following are some examples of how to use Ahsoka is in the works, we’ll likely see Sabine come more into her Force powers, same as we did with Ahsoka during Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Sabine’s versatility was evident during Rebels, Giving her a telekinesis and a lightsaber makes sense, and shows that anyone can be a force user. Sabine will also become one of the most versatile, and busted characters of the franchise.

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