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Hollywood.com’s Twitter Chat with Ashley Eckstein [Transcript]

Ashley Eckstein

If you didn’t get a chance to log on to Twitter today to chat with Ashley Eckstein, the voice of Ahsoka Tano from Star Wars: The Clone Wars, fear not! I have compiled the fan questions and Ashley’s answers below. The biggest thing to take away from this is Ashley’s use of the phrase “There are more stories to tell” when it came to questions concerning the future of the series. Once again, make sure to make your voices heard and direct your concerns over to Disney and Lucasfilm. Make season six happen!

Q: What was the most emotionally challenging scene of this arc for you and Matt to record together?

A: The most emotional scene was the final scene of the season. Make sure to have your tissues!

Q: Hey Ashley, what’s your favorite Jedi beside Ahsoka?

A: My favorite Jedi would have to be my Skyguy Anakin but my favorite character is definitely R2-D2.

Q: I’m happy to see you’ll be attending April’s C2E2. Can we expect you and Dave back for the SDCC panel? I plan to attend both.

A: Thanks! I’m really excite about @C2E2 and we’ll be at a lot of events this summer!

Q: Why does Ahsoka think the Council won’t believe she’s innocent?

A: Ahsoka has had a rough three episodes and she definitely feels betrayed. She realizes that she can’t trust anyone.

Q: I am a huge fan of Ahsoka. Is there any chance we will be seeing more of Ahsoka and Lux in the future?

A: You mean Luxoka ;o) I don’t think a romantic relationship is in the cards for those two but they are friends.

Q: Ashley, I LOVE the Her Universe store, but when will you ship to Europe? :)

A: Yes! We will soon and I HOPE to bring HU to Celebration Germany this summer! Stay tuned! Thank you so much for your support! :o)

Q: How long does it take at a recording session for @TheCloneWars ?

A: It takes 4-6 hours to record one episode but 6 months to make an episode from start to finish.

Q: Ahsoka has taught us many things over the past few years. What would you say Ahsoka has taught you?

A: Ahsoka has taught me patience and she has taught me to always make the right choice not the easy choice.

Q: How could Rex go from “Cmdr. Tano would never do this” to “She’s killed three clones” in the span of 30 secs?

A: I know right! I felt very betrayed! So did Ahsoka! At the end of the day, I do think Rex knows she’s innocent.

Q: What is something you and Ahsoka have in common?

A: We are both very positive and try to always think the best of others. I wish I had her Jedi Skills though!

Q: Will her universe come to Star Wars Celebration Europe? Wud love to finally be able to buy some t-shirts!

A: I hope so! We are still working on those details. Stay tuned!

Q: I know you may not know, but there’s a new Jedi Council member this ep (Coleman Kcaj!)? Any more like Oppo and Strass in S6?

A: That is a question for @dave_filoni I’m not sure…

Q: How do you and Matt prepare for your recording sessions together?

A: We bake cupcakes the night before and go over the script together… lol! Just kidding ;o) We’ve become very close and we’ve recorded together for 7 years. @MattLanter is an AMAZING actor!

Q: Do you know for sure if there is going to be a Season 6 of SWTCW?

A: There are more Clone Wars stories left to tell.

Q: How is Ahsoka different now than she was at the start of the show five seasons ago?

A: She has grown up SO much! She needed A LOT of training 5 seasons ago, now she is fine on her own

Q: I’m wondering if you see a pony farm in Ahsoka’s future?

A: Ahsoka would love to have a pony farm if she makes it past tomorrow’s episode!

Q: What do you think Lux would say if he knew Ahsoka was in this predicament?

A: Lux would help save Ahsoka if he knew she were in trouble. I think he cares about her deeply.

Q: How has Ahsoka benefited or not benefited from being Anakin’s Padawan?

A: She’s definitely benefitted. Anakin has been an amazing teacher whose shaped the Jedi she is today.

Q: Has Anakin maybe gotten a little too attached to his Padawan?

A: We all know about Anakin’s attachment issues and that includes Ahsoka. We’re getting closer to Episode III…

Q: What has Ahsoka’s friendship with Barriss meant to her?

A: Ahsoka likes Barriss a lot. She trusts her & she feels like Barriss is her only hope at this point.

Q: What has been your favorite part of being able to portray your character?

A: it’s truly a once in a lifetime opportunity to work on Star Wars. It’s changed my life.

Q: Does @Stephen_Stanton do anything to freak you out, a la Tarkin, when you’re recording together?

A:  LOL! Stephen is one of the nicest guys! However, when he gets into character, he can be scary

Q: Do you think Ahsoka’s time with Ventress changed the way she thinks of her as an enemy?

A: Yes, Ahsoka realizes that the times are changing by the minute & what she once knew is now gone.

Q: Aside from being falsely accused, what is the scariest part of hanging out in the underworld for Ahsoka?

A: The scariest part of the underworld is the Tooka cats! Ahsoka doesn’t like cats…

Q: I know this isn’t about the arc but I must ask. If you could or had the opportunity to. Would you kiss Rex?

A: LOL! Would you? No, Ahsoka views Rex as a brother. Rex is pretty handsome though…

Q: What is your favorite part of star wars weekends?

A: The Fans!!! Honestly, the fans make Star Wars Weekends so special @DisneyParks I have made SO many friends!

Q: What was the craziest episode you had to record? One where you read the script and was in shock?

A: The Mortis Trilogy where Ahsoka goes to the Dark Side. I loved playing Dark Side Ahsoka!

Q: What Clone Wars episode is, so far, the most emotional to you? For me, it’s, so far, the Mortis trilogy

A: Wait until tomorrow….

Q: What about skipping to after part VII for Star Wars Season 6 or 7?

A: There are more Clone Wars stories to tell.

Q: Are you a fan of the expanded universe and if so what character is your favorite?

A: Just getting in to the EU now! Can’t wait to explore these amazing characters!

Q: Dark Side Ahsoka is the best! Anyway, Ashley, thanks so much for your participation and enthusiasm. Can’t wait for the finale!

A: Thank You so much Christian! I’ve had a blast chatting. Back to baking cupcakes with @MattLanter for tomorrow Season Finale!

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2 Comments on Hollywood.com’s Twitter Chat with Ashley Eckstein [Transcript]

  1. BTW, thanks for the transcript!!! ^_^

  2. “Make sure to have your tissues!”
    OMG
    I’m gonna cry. I know. I know. I know. I KNOW!!!

    Waaaah not C2E2, pleeease come to the Europe Celebration Ashley!! xDxDxD I’ll see Filoni there, I need you there too!!!!! xDDDDDDD

    “A: You mean Luxoka ;o) I don’t think a romantic relationship is in the cards for those two but they are friends.”

    I was (yeah, ‘was’) a big Luxoka fan but the Onderon arc changed my mind. I realized that they are only good friends, just friends. No more. No love for little’soka… at least for now <3 xD

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH

    "A: Yes! We will soon and I HOPE to bring HU to Celebration Germany this summer! Stay tuned! Thank you so much for your support"

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAH YES YES YES YES PLEEEEEASE I want clothes from HU *O*

    "Q: Will her universe come to Star Wars Celebration Europe? Wud love to finally be able to buy some t-shirts!

    A: I hope so! We are still working on those details. Stay tuned!"

    Oh yes, oh yes oh yessssssssss!!! *insert random happy gif*

    "Q: I know this isn’t about the arc but I must ask. If you could or had the opportunity to. Would you kiss Rex?

    A: LOL! Would you? No, Ahsoka views Rex as a brother. Rex is pretty handsome though…"

    That's the way I see their relationship…….. And yessss he's sooooooooo handsome *o*

    "Q: What Clone Wars episode is, so far, the most emotional to you? For me, it’s, so far, the Mortis trilogy

    A: Wait until tomorrow…."

    I'll cry.

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