The Clone Wars’ Ahsoka Tano Voice Actor Hosts New Star Wars Series

A new series of Star Wars shorts hosted by none other than Ashley Eckstein inspires viewers both young and old to always be mindful of the Living Force.

To commemorate May 4, 2022, Lucasfilm has launched Star Wars Mindful Matters, the first two episodes of which are currently available on the official Star Wars Kids website. A collaboration between Eckstein, Citrone 33 and Lucasfilm itself, Mindful Matters "aims to bring mindfulness to the forefront and focus on the lessons that our favorite Star Wars characters and stories have taught us over the years."

In each episode, Eckstein leads "one Star Wars-inspired mindful exercise, teaching viewers that it only takes a moment to make a powerful difference in one's day." According to Lucasfilm, each video is "clinically based with evidence-informed educational resources provided by On Our Sleeves, the movement for children's mental health powered by the behavioral health experts at Nationwide Children's Hospital."

"This video series has been a passion project and a dream of mine for several years," Eckstein said. "Jedi Master Yoda teaches us that training our mind is just as important as physically training our body and I'm thrilled to bring some mindful lessons from Star Wars to the forefront in an accessible way to kids and fans of all ages."

Of course, Eckstein is perhaps best known for voicing fan-favorite character Ahsoka Tano in a number of animated projects, most notably the television series Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels. She originated the role in the 2008 animated feature film Star Wars: The Clone Wars, which serves as a pilot to the aforementioned animated series of the same name.

Eckstein has voiced the character in various other projects as well, including the animated micro-series Star Wars: Forces of Destiny. She even made a voice cameo as Ahsoka in the 2019 live-action film Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Ahsoka soon made her way to live-action proper, being played by Rosario Dawson in the second season of the Disney+ series The Mandalorian the following year. Dawson subsequently reprised the role in the spinoff series The Book of Boba Fett and is set to lead her own spinoff, simply titled Ahsoka.

The first two episodes of Star Wars Mindful Matters are streaming now on Star Wars Kids.

Source: Lucasfilm

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