With ‘Ahsoka’ just days away from premiering on Disney+ on August 23rd, Entertainment Weekly did a brand new interview with ‘Ahsoka’ star Rosario Dawson. And while Rosario expressed her excitement in the interview, EW also caught up with her co-stars including Natasha Liu Bordizzo, who plays Rebels alum Sabine Wren and of course Mary Elizabeth Winstead, who plays General Hera Syndulla, the green-skinned, Twi’lek captain who pilots the Ghost starship.
“What I love about her is that she’s such a strong leader and fighter, and she’s also so maternal and nurturing,” Winstead, 38, explains of her character. “We don’t often see that depicted on screen. We see army generals being these very masculine, hard figures. And Hera has that, but she also has this softness to her. She really wants her crew to be loved and looked after, and at the same time, she’s pushing them to be better.”
Winstead as we all know, is married to Ewan McGregor who plays Obi-Wan Kenobi. So is their house just nothing but Star Wars? “In terms of our son’s favorite toys, he’s got his Grogu, he’s got Lola from the Obi-Wan series, and there’s a lot of Dadas around from different eras of Obi-Wan,” she says with a laugh of her son Laurie, now 2. “He always knows that if he sees any sort of Obi-Wan figure around, that’s Dada. That’s what he knows it as right now.”
With the new interview, a brand new still of Mary as Hera was released, which you can view in the gallery.
In other news, with the SAG-AFTRA strike still ongoing so actors can get better pay and benefits, it was revealed that Mary and Ewan’s new series ‘A Gentleman in Moscow’ had a week left of filming before the strike happened.
According to Deadline:
Ewan McGregor saw the strike coming in June, just as filming on his Paramount+ series A Gentleman in Moscow was nearing the finish line.
Like McGregor’s character, a Russian aristocrat under house arrest in a Soviet hotel, the shoot had nowhere to go. Continuing to film without a leading man was not an option, so McGregor, sporting a carefully clipped mustache, gathered colleagues to deliver the news many dreaded: the show would not go on.
Despite a brief reprieve as SAG-AFTRA extended talks with studios in early July, A Gentleman in Moscow eventually shut up shop last week. It had just seven days left to shoot. “He was gutted,” says someone in the room as McGregor gave a brief address to cast and crew.