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Voice of Ashoka
« on: August 25, 2008, 12:02:51 AM »
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3537933312/nm0237065
Well, well, well the voice of Ashoka, Ashley Eckstein seems pretty cute.
If anyone is interested check the link above.

Got this from the Homing Beacon, the official Star Wars email Newsletter
When Ashley Eckstein received a call to audition for a Star Wars project, she was at first doubtful at the likelihood of landing the role. Her try-out session was not for Ahsoka Tano; rather, she was asked to audition for Padmé Amidala.

"I'm usually pretty good at doing impersonations because I've done a lot sketch comedy," says Eckstein, "but for some reason, I just wasn't mastering Natalie Portman's voice. My agent said, 'go in anyway, because you never know!'"

Turns out, they were both right. In the midst of uttering the first line of Amidala dialogue, Ashley was interrupted with word that her voice was too high. "But what was so neat was that they said, we'd like you to audition for another role. A new role. That's all I knew. They didn't give out any details."

This new role still remained veiled in secrecy. Eckstein was prompted to try out a variety of accents with varying degrees of success. "I did not do very well, in my opinion," she admits, "but somehow I happen to get a callback."

It was what happened between the accents that caught the eye of Director Dave Filoni and Producer Catherine Winder. "Usually, at auditions, I stay pretty composed. If I mess up or if I'm struggling, I try not to show it. For some reason at that audition, I was so frustrated that I couldn't give the accent that they wanted, I really started to show a lot of emotion. In trying to get into the script, I moved around a lot, and moved my arms, you know, just really got into it," explains Eckstein.

When she got the part of Ahsoka, she was not called to put on any accents but rather use her real voice. "They said my real voice and my body movements and facial expressions were what they were thinking for Ahsoka. In that first session is where I found out who I was playing. I had no idea what character I was playing, what her name was, who she was. So it definitely was very surreal to sit there in the first recording session and find all of this out. I truly felt like I was in a dream."

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Re: Voice of Ashoka
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2008, 10:48:07 AM »
Talk about luck....

Now she is going to have groupies and geeks constantly asking her to say "skyguy".

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Re: Voice of Ashoka
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2008, 11:38:52 AM »
She is also the wife of baseball player David Eckstein, for those of you playing along at home...

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Re: Voice of Ashoka
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2008, 11:44:02 AM »
She is also the wife of baseball player David Eckstein, for those of you playing along at home...

Who does he play for? Seriously, I don't know. :-[ ???

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Re: Voice of Ashoka
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2008, 11:46:14 AM »
She is also the wife of baseball player David Eckstein, for those of you playing along at home...

Who does he play for? Seriously, I don't know. :-[ ???

Use to play for the angels, now he's playing for the blue jays.

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Re: Voice of Ashoka
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2008, 11:49:17 AM »
She is also the wife of baseball player David Eckstein, for those of you playing along at home...

Who does he play for? Seriously, I don't know. :-[ ???

Use to play for the angels, now he's playing for the blue jays.

The name has a familiarity to it, just not placing him.


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Re: Voice of Ashoka
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2008, 03:42:42 PM »
didnt he play for the angels the year they won the series? he plays 2b or ss i believe.

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Re: Voice of Ashoka
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2008, 08:52:11 AM »
Was Cree "horrible voice actor with no talent or difference in voice" Summer play Ventress?

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Re: Voice of Ashoka
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2008, 09:26:22 AM »
Was "horrible voice actor with no talent or difference in voice" play Ventress?

No, you must mean Hayden Christenson  >:D

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Re: Voice of Ashoka
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2008, 09:29:06 AM »
Was "horrible voice actor with no talent or difference in voice" play Ventress?

No, you must mean Hayden Christenson  >:D

I said voice actor.... ::) :P Not regular actor, cheese and crackers lol ;D


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Re: Voice of Ashoka
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2008, 09:30:27 AM »
Was "horrible voice actor with no talent or difference in voice" play Ventress?

No, you must mean Hayden Christenson  >:D

I said voice actor.... ::) :P Not regular actor, cheese and crackers lol ;D

Oopa, my bad!  ::)

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Re: Voice of Ashoka
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2008, 12:12:50 PM »
No worries lol ;D