The first episode of James Arnold Taylor’s new web series, Clone Wars Conversations, is now available to watch on YouTube! Each episode will feature a chat between JAT and a voice actor from Star Wars: The Clone Wars, a series that kept the passion for Star Wars burning brightly after Revenge of the Sith and introduced Star Wars to a new generation of fans.
Anna Graves, the voice of Duchess Satine Kryze, was his first guest, and together, they talked about their experiences and shared behind-the-scenes stories. Topics include:
- How she got the role of Satine and how she had also auditioned for Ahsoka
- The fact that George Lucas wanted to further explore her character
- The various other roles she played in The Clone Wars, such as Senator Meena Tills, Jedi sisters Tiplar and Tiplee, and Sugi (as seen below)
- The techniques she uses for voice acting, such as researching on YouTube and listening to local radio stations for accents
- How JAT was devastated when he first found out that Satine was going to die and how Graves was shocked that Maul was coming back
- The never-before-seen bounty hunter arc and how it would have explored more of Sugi’s character (read about my theory here)
- The fact that she recorded with Meredith Salenger for “Visions and Voices” in Star Wars Rebels and how she will be appearing in an episode in season four
She and JAT also did a brief reading of Romeo and Juliet in their character’s voices, making for great laughs!
As for future guests, JAT wrote on Twitter that Catherine Taber (Padmé Amidala) has been scheduled for a new episode. On YouTube, JAT wrote that Sam Witwer (Maul) is also interested in appearing in the show. Other voice actors who are on JAT’s list include Jim Cummings, Corey Burton, Matt Lanter, and much more!
Fans were also treated to beautiful art by Joe Hogan.
On Facebook, the artist wrote, “Thank you so much to James Arnold Taylor for including my work in his wonderful and personal look behind the scenes of The Clone Wars. The show has inspired my work (and imagination) so significantly since its debut in 2008, and it means so much to me to contribute to this fantastic new web series of discussions.”
Some fans have expressed interest in listening to the show in the form of a podcast, so JAT mentioned that he will be looking into the logistics. Follow him on Twitter for more updates and future episode releases.
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