natasha liu bordizzo as sabine wren in ahsoka. pic credit score: disney+

The arrival of Ahsoka to Disney Plus brings followers among the first-ever live-action variations of characters beforehand seen within the animated Star Wars Rebels sequence.

Whereas the principle character Ahsoka Tano debuted as a live-action Jedi in The Mandalorian a number of years in the past, a few of her associates and allies debuted as live-action characters in Episode 1 of the brand new Star Wars sequence.

That included Sabine Wren, a curious character who’s a hero but in addition a little bit of a thrill-seeking wildcard concerning how she goes about issues.

She turned an essential character early on, which has led these much less versed in Star Wars to seek out out extra particulars about who performs Sabine Wren.

Actress Natasha Liu Bordizzo portrays the stay model of the character in Star Wars’ Ahsoka forged, which additionally contains Rosario Dawson within the main position and Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Hera Syndulla.

Some viewers would possibly acknowledge her from a number of of her different roles in motion pictures and movies through the years.

Which actress performs Sabine Wren in Ahsoka?

Actress Natasha Liu Bordizzo brings Sabine Wren to life within the Star Wars live-action sequence Ahsoka. The 28-year-old Australian actress first appeared within the 2016 movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Future.

A yr later, she had a task within the critically acclaimed The Biggest Showman, which starred Hugh Jackman and received a Golden Globe and Grammy for its music. Bordizzo then appeared in 2018’s action-thriller Lodge Mumbai.

Extra lately, Bordizzo has appeared as a personality in a number of TV sequence, together with The Society in 2019 and The Most Harmful Recreation in 2020. She additionally performed Heather in Netflix’s Day Shift, which starred Jamie Foxx.

She now stars in a sequence from one of the widespread franchises within the historical past of science fiction and fantasy. Nevertheless, she initially didn’t understand that was the half she was going for.

“I sent in a tape. I didn’t know what I was auditioning for. I read scenes from a completely different film that had nothing to do with Star Wars. I wasn’t told it was for this. I just sort of saw the scenes, and just by chance, my friend and I were like, ‘This kind of feels like a young like Han Solo vibe. Maybe we should emulate that,’” Bordizzo informed EW.

She stated after sending in her auditions for the half, it was a fast supply for her to tackle the position of Sabine.

Bordizzo’s preparation for the position included watching Star Wars Rebels seasons and studying further martial arts coaching for battle scenes. Bordizzo already knew martial arts as she educated in Taekwondo and achieved her first diploma Black Belt in 2009.

Who’s Sabine Wren in Ahsoka?

This part might comprise spoilers about Ahsoka’s Sabine Wren. The animated character debuted in Star Wars Rebels, with actress Tiya Sircar offering her voice. Within the animated sequence and live-action Ahsoka, viewers study she is a feminine Mandalorian warrior.

Within the first episode of Ahsoka, viewers are launched to Sabine as a rogue hero with out a lot construction or steering. That’s as a result of she has seemingly parted methods together with her mentor, Ahsoka.

With that, viewers later study that Sabine had been coaching to turn into a Jedi beneath Ahsoka, who educated beneath Anakin Skywalker. Nevertheless, it’s revealed that Ahsoka and Sabine selected to cease the coaching.

In Episode 1, Ahsoka is tasked with determining easy methods to unlock a map and determine the place to discover a critical menace to the galaxy, so it’s really useful she converse with Sabine once more.

Upon revealing a crucial piece of data to Sabine a few buddy and ally, she has her apprentice agreeing to assist with the investigation. Nevertheless, she goes rogue, desirous to tackle the mission herself.

Later within the first episode, viewers see Sabine use a few of her earlier Jedi coaching however fail in her talents, suggesting she wants extra coaching. Primarily based on a preview clip from Disney Plus, it seems that coaching is on the best way.

Throughout a Insurgent Crew featurette from Disney Plus, Bordizzo spoke about why she loved portraying the character.

“I love Sabine. She struggles with her emotions. She’s impulsive. I think she’s just relatable. She’s got good intentions, but she doesn’t always make the right decision,” she stated.

Extra feedback arrived from Bordizzo and her co-star, Dawson, within the Disney Plus featurette, together with commentary concerning the superior expertise used for particular results within the sequence.

Viewers will get to observe the unpredictable journey that Sabine goes on as Ahsoka episodes hit Disney Plus till October.

Ahsoka airs Tuesdays on Disney+.