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Hera Character Poster Revealed!

A brand new poster of Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s character General Hera Syndulla has been released online and I’ve uploaded it into the gallery.

The first 2 episodes of ‘Ahsoka’ will begin streaming on Disney+ August 23.

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New ‘Ahsoka’ Still and Interview; ‘Gentleman in Moscow’ Update

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.

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Ahsoka Figures to Be Released and Series Debut Countdown

During this past weekend’s San Diego Comic Con, it was revealed that new Star Wars figures and toys based on the upcoming Ahsoka live-action series on Disney+, will be coming out soon! The announcement was made during the Hasbro Star Wars panel. Hasbro’s Black Series Ahsoka figures give fans the chance to collect Ahsoka and her Rebels crew of fighters in detailed six-inch figure form. And for those who long for the old school 3.75 inch scale figures, there’s Vintage Collection Ahsoka and Sabine to grab.

The figurines will be made available fall 2023 and retail for $25. You can visit the link here to view the photos of each toy model.

In other news, today marks exactly 1 month until Ahsoka does premiere on Disney+, and a short video announcing the countdown was released.

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New ‘Ahsoka’ Trailer and Screen Captures

A brand new trailer has been released for the upcoming Disney+ series Ahsoka that will star Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Rosario Dawson! During the 2 minute long trailer, it’s been revealed that when the show begins streaming on August 23, the first 2 episodes will be available! Check out the amazing new trailer below and be sure to head to the gallery to see the screen caps of Mary as her character Hera Syndulla.

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‘Ahsoka’ Release Date Announced, New ‘Empire’ Scans and Stills

Disney has announced that the upcoming ‘Ahsoka’ series starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rosario Dawson & Natasha Liu Bordizzo will begin streaming on Disney+ August 23. The date was revealed via a new teaser which you can view below:

There is also a brand new interview Mary did in the summer issue of Empire Magazine and I have uploaded the scans into the gallery along with some new stills. In the interview, Mary said she was given specific episodes by Dave Filoni to study the character of Hera.

“There was a lot of looking at episodes that focused on how much she loves to fly, and the way that that turned on her spirit and her energy.”

Production Stills

Empire Magazine July 2023

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New Interview with Mary and the Cast of Ahsoka

With Star Wars Celebration 2023 now officially over, a new interview with Mary and the cast of Ahsoka has come out. In a brand new podcast for Entertainment Weekly, Mary details how she feels playing the character of Hera Syndulla, the Twi’lek resistance leader turned general.

“Having a character who’s already existed and has such a rich history on something like Rebels, as an actor, it’s incredible,” Winstead told Dagobah Dispatch. “Because sometimes we’re tasked with creating our own backstories or trying to flesh out a character that doesn’t really have that much on the page. And so to play a character that has season after season of storylines and complex histories with everyone in their life and relationships and experiences was really something I’ve never experienced quite like that.”

It was a resource Winstead took advantage of throughout filming on Ahsoka. “To have Rebels to refer to, and to have [Rebels and Ahsoka creator Dave Filoni] to speak to about it every day on set, was a real luxury for sure.”

Mary also continued to elaborate on her character by describing her as someone who “is incredibly strong but complicated person. She is very maternal, but also she’s this leader of this crew. And as we see, she continues and becomes a general. And so she’s leading quite a lot of people and she’s become something of a legend in her own right.”

Winstead is also careful to point out how that military leadership and expertise are just one facet of the character. “She’s also very soft and warm, and people come to her for advice and solace and comfort,” Winstead explains. “Seeing those things combined is very unusual, and something that I really wanted to play on screen, because that’s such a aspirational thing, I think, as a woman — or just a person — to be able to be all of those things in one.”

However, that doesn’t mean Hera doesn’t have any flaws or is not subject to the occasional mistake, says the woman playing her: “She’s certainly not perfect, but she does have all of those qualities that make her somebody that you can really look up to in a way. And I like to try to be that on film. I don’t know that I quite live up to it in reality, but it’s someone to try and try and reach for.”

You can listen to Mary and Rosario Dawson as well as Natasha Liu Bordizzo talk about the show and see a clip by using the link above. The podcast can be heard here and begins around the :58 min mark.

Ahsoka will begin streaming on Disney+ this August.

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New Behind the Scenes Photos of Mary During Star Wars Celebration

I have added some new photos of Mary during her time at the Star Wars Celebration expo this past weekend courtesy of hair stylist David Wadlow. In the pics, you can see Mary goofing around with a lightsaber, posing with her co-stars Rosario Dawson & Natashia Liu Bordizzo and a lovely gift she signed for David that Ewan also signed. Be sure to head to the gallery to view them all!

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New ‘Ahsoka’ Cast Interviews

After posting the first round of interviews Mary and the cast did for ‘Ahsoka’ over the weekend, a new interview has been released via Black Girl Nerds. You can watch the entire video below, Mary’s questions coming in around the 18:08 mark.

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New Photo Shoot and Video

Below is a brand new photo shoot Mary did while attending the Star Wars Celebration 2023 event and I have added the HQ photos into the gallery. The photos come via Rachell Smith for EW. While Mary was at the expo, she also had some fun with a colorful lightsaber!

This officially marks first photoshoot in three years after taking some time off! She also posed with her costars during the second day of the panel which you can view here.

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First ‘Ahsoka’ Interviews

Now that the Star Wars Celebration event has wrapped in London, I will begin posting some interviews Mary did while she was there promoting the show with the cast & crew. The first interview comes from one she did yesterday (4/8) with Rosario Dawson & Natasha Liu Bordizzo talking about how they feel joining the Star Wars universe and learning about their characters:

In another interview, Mary talks more about how happy she feels joining the Star Wars franchise and what a joy it is to work on the character and with the cast and crew who all love Star Wars:

Mary also spoke with ET Canda about how she feels joining the Star Wars franchise (around the 2:35 mark):

And in another interview with Screen Rant, Mary was asked if her husband Ewan McGregor any advice joining the series and if she’d love her character to team up with Obi-Wan:

I don’t know that he gave me any advice necessarily, other than to just enjoy it. He just told me about what a special experience it is to get to be part of something that means so much to so many people. And that already is proving true just today. And, yeah! I think if there was any way to make the timelines match up in some way, I would be incredibly happy to do that.

Stay tuned for even more ‘Ahsoka’ interviews with Mary to be released soon!