- Ahsoka star Eman Esfandi shares behind-the-scenes footage, including fight choreography and a fun dance with Natasha Liu Bordizzo and Ivanna Sakhno.
- The fight choreography in Ahsoka is unlike anything seen in Star Wars before, with unique variations on lightsaber combat.
- Fans are excited to see more behind-the-scenes content from the cast of Ahsoka as they celebrate the success of the show.
Ahsoka star Eman Esfandi (Ezra Bridger) has shared a wealth of behind-the-scenes footage – including stunning fight choreography, and an unexpected but delightful dance featuring Natasha Liu Bordizzo (Sabine Wren) and Ivanna Sakhno (Shin Hati). The strikes are over, and the cast and crew of Ahsoka can finally celebrate their successful Star Wars story. The actors are taking to social media to thank the rest of the team, to share memories they’ve longed to share for months, and to post superb behind-the-scenes videos and photos.
Eman Esfandi is a case in point. Perfectly cast as the live-action Ezra Bridger in Ahsoka, Esfandi has taken to Instagram to share a wide range of BTS shots and footage. The post is below, and you can tab through the different images and videos.
The highlight is the fourth video, which shows Esfandi practicing fight choreography ahead of a stunning scene in which Ezra battled Thrawn’s Night Troopers and a group of bandits recruited by Baylan and Shin. This was before Ezra had built himself a new lightsaber, but he was still tremendously effective; the Force is a powerful ally. Meanwhile, the fifth video shows Natasha Liu Bordizzo and Ivanna Sakhno – whose characters are fierce rivals in Ahsoka – in a hilarious dance.
Ahsoka’s Fight Choreography Is Truly Stunning
Ahsoka offered a chance to reinvent Star Wars combat
Ahsoka‘s fight choreography is truly unlike anything seen in Star Wars before. Esfandi’s Force-assisted combat is a highlight of the entire Disney+ TV show, with the Jedi insisting he doesn’t need a lightsaber – and proving himself a true force to be reckoned with. Looking beyond that, the choreography of lightsaber duels was unusual too, with different characters using lightsabers in unusual ways; Baylan’s orange lightsaber seemed to have greater “weight” than ordinary blades in-universe, resulting in a new variation on a traditional lightsaber form.
It’s thrilling to see some of the behind-the-scenes fight choreography in Esfandi’s video. Hopefully, now the strikes are over, the actors will be free to step forward and share memories from the production of Ahsoka – including discussion of these amazing fights. For now, though, many more BTS videos and photos are sure to emerge in the short-term.
- Release Date:
- Rosario Dawson, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Hayden Christensen, Eman Esfandi, Ivanna Sakhno, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ray Stevenson, Genevieve O’Reilly, Lars Mikkelsen, Diana Lee Inosanto
- Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
- Story By:
- George Lucas
- Dave Filoni
- Streaming Service:
- Disney Plus
- Star Wars
- Dave Filoni