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Rosario Dawson Says Fans Were The Biggest Reason She Was Cast in 'The Mandalorian'

Rosario Dawson has to thank her fans for helping in her getting the role of Ahsoka Tano in The Mandalorian.

In her interview with Vanity Fair, the 41-year-old actress shared that the role came to her after the show’s crew noticed them campaigning for her to play the character on the Disney+ series.

“It first came from fans online,” she shared. “Someone tweeted me and fancast me. I retweeted back and I was like, ‘Absolutely, yes please’ and ‘#AhsokaLives.’ And apparently that got the attention of someone who has been doing the Star Wars press for years.”

Rosario added that it was then “forwarded it to Dave Filoni. That kind of started a whole thing. I was like, ‘Oh my goodness, did I just get fancast in something?’ And then nothing happened.”

While it took a while for producers Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni to call her up, the casting became clear once Rosario and Dave met face to face.

“When I met Rosario, I just knew she was right for Ahsoka,” he said in the same interview. “Yes there was the tweet, and her interest in the part, yes she has been in action movies and is a huge fan of sci-fi and fantasy stories, yes, she knew Hayden Christensen and pictures of them together look like Anakin and Ahsoka. But in the end, when I met her and we talked, I just knew.”

Rosario made her debut as the fan favorite character, who was first introduced in Clone Wars and Rebels, in the recent episode.

In the episode, Ahsoka revealed something very important about Baby Yoda, aka, The Child. See what it was here…

'The Mandalorian' Reveals Baby Yoda's Real Name & Backstory In New Episodes; Here's What Twitter Thinks About It

The Mandalorian just revealed some major details about who Baby Yoda is and where he’s from.

Baby Yoda’s name was revealed by the one and only Rosario Dawson, who played Jedi Ahsoka Tano (from Clone Wars), as well as almost his entire backstory.

Ahsoka reads The Child’s mind and its revealed that his true name isn’t Baby Yoda, or The Child, but Grogu.

Apparently, Grogu was raised in a Jedi temple on the planet of Coruscant, and when the Empire came to power following the Clone Wars, Grogu became hidden.

“Someone took him from the temple,” the character relays to The Mandalorian before telling him that she will not train him to become a Jedi.

“I’ve seen what feelings do to a fully trained Jedi Knight,” Ahsoka says. “I will not start this child down this path; better to have his abilities fade.”

After Baby Yoda’s name was revealed many fans took to social media to share their thoughts on it.

Later in the episode, Ahsoka tells the Mandalorian that “there’s one possibility” of how Grogu can be a Jedi again – by taking him to Tython, where he’ll find the ruins of an ancient Jedi temple that has a strong connection to the force.

“Then Grogu may choose his path. If he reaches out through the force, there’s a chance a Jedi may sense his presence and come searching for him. Then again, there aren’t many Jedi left,” Ahsoka tells him.

We’ll see what happens in the next episode…

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'The Mandalorian' Cast WWE Star Sasha Banks After Sending Her An Instagram Message

Mercedes Varnado might be checking her Instagram messages a little more from now on.

In a brand new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the 28-year-old actress, who you might recognize as WWE’s Sasha Banks, revealed that the Disney+ show reached out to her for a role on The Mandalorian through social media.

“One day, for some reason, I was going through my Instagram DMs, which I normally don’t go through, and a casting director messaged me and said, ‘Jon Favreau really wants to interview you for something for Disney,’” Mercedes recalled.

After that, the process went really fast and before she knew it, “I got a FaceTime from him and he told me about The Mandalorian. I just couldn’t even believe it. At the click of my fingers, we were shooting on set and now it’s here. It’s so awesome.”

Mercedes plays a Mandalorian named Koska Reeves in the show and is a member of Bo-Katan’s Mandalorian unit known as the Nite Owls.

In one of the episodes, Kosha actually saves the life of Baby Yoda/The Child.

“It was so incredibly cool when I found out that I was going to save him. I just wanted to cry and scream…” she shared. “At the same time, it was so, so hard because that pram is really heavy and with my beskar on as well, it was hard. So he should be really thankful — and I think he is — that I saved him.”

If you missed it, you can see all the new Easter Eggs in the show here!

Disney+ Drops Special New Look at 'The Mandalorian' Season Two

The Mandalorian holds onto The Child close as he arrives on a new planet in a brand new look at season two of the Disney+ series.

Here’s the official summary for the season: The Mandalorian and the Child continue their journey to a snowy planet, where they face enemies and rallying allies as they make their way through a dangerous galaxy in the tumultuous era after the collapse of the Galactic Empire.

Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Carl Weathers and Giancarlo Esposito will star in the show, along with a slew of guest stars including Rosario Dawson, Timothy Olyphant and Sasha Banks.

The Mandalorian will return on October 30 on Disney+.

If you missed it, check out the official character posters!

'The Mandalorian' Debuts Character Posters Ahead of Season Two Premiere

The Mandalorian has just released four brand new posters for the upcoming season of the Disney+ show.

The posters feature Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Carl Weathers and The Child, aka Yoda.

In the upcoming season, The Mandalorian, aka Din Djarin, and The Child continue their journey through a dangerous galaxy — and away from Imperial Remnant officer Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito) — in the tumultuous era after the collapse of the Galactic Empire.

The guest cast for the new season includes Rosario Dawson, Temuera Morrison, Katee Sackhoff, Michael Biehn and Timothy Olyphant, and more.

The Mandalorian season two episodes will be available to stream on Friday, October 30.

If you missed the news earlier this year, creator Jon Favreau revealed he was already working on season three!

Check out the new posters below!

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The Mandalorian & Child Travel To A Snowy Planet For Season Two of Disney+ Series

The Mandalorian carries the Child in a pouch in the stunning new poster for season two of the hit Disney+ series.

In season two of The Mandalorian, the title character and the Child continue their journey to a snowy planet, where they face enemies and rallying allies as they make their way through a dangerous galaxy in the tumultuous era after the collapse of the Galactic Empire.

Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Carl Weathers and Giancarlo Esposito star in the series, which is back for a new season on October 30.

Many other stars have joined the upcoming season including WWE’s Sasha Banks, Timothy Olyphant, and Temura Morrison as Boba Fett.

If you didn’t see, The Mandalorian was actually one of the most pirated shows during the pandemic. See what the others were here!

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'The Mandalorian' Announces Season Two Premiere Date!

Get ready for the return of The Mandalorian!

The Mandaloria himself Pedro Pascal announced that season two of the hit Disney+ series will be premiering on Friday, October 30.

Season two of The Mandalorian wrapped production on March 8th, just before Hollywood was shut down because of the global pandemic.

The Star Wars series centers on a lone gunfighter, who makes his way through the outer reaches of the galaxy, far from the authority of the New Republic.

Timothy Olymphant, Rosario Dawson, Temuera Morrison, Katee Sackhoff and Michael Biehn will all be appearing in the second season.

Back in April, it was confirmed that creator Jon Favreau was already working on season three of The Mandalorian.

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