With its second season, The Mandalorian finally gave Star Wars fans the franchise's first major animation-to-live-action crossover moments, as opposed to the usual mode of film characters showing up in the animated worlds of The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels. The introductions of both Katee Sackhoff's Bo-Katan and Rosario Dawson's Ahsoka Tano were widely celebrated and embraced by the fandom, and now another star from the animated universe has shown interest in making the jump to live-action: Sabine Wren portrayer Tiya Sircar.
Having voiced the badass Mandalorian rebel Sabine Wren for the majority of the episodes in Star Wars Rebels' four-season run, Tiya Sircar has obviously been in that character's headspace longer than anyone else, except for perhaps creator Dave Filoni and his creative team. And any fans who were hoping that the actress would be interested in making the leap from voicing the character to the real world, get ready to celebrate. When asked on social media if she would be willing to cut her hair and dye it to keep her Star Wars connection going for a future project, here's how Sircar answered:
Understandably, Tiya Sircar's fans were hyped about that answer, and even though it technically doesn't mean anything major is coming by way of Sabine Wren's future in the Star Wars universe, sometimes all it takes is the actor's interest and enthusiasm to bring such possibilities to life. After all, it was essentially fan dream-casting that led to Rosario Dawson being cast as Ahsoka Tano, and she didn't even have anything to do with Star Wars Rebels or Clone Wars. So perhaps if Jon Favreau or Dave Filoni happen to be perusing Twitter this week and see Sircar's enthusiasm, that could very well lead to the character's return in a new format.
And really, it would be pretty awesome to see Tiya Sircar rocking Sabine Wren's short purple hairstyle. That probably isn't enough to guarantee her placement in Star Wars, but it's something. Let's just imagine how that would look for a second.
Considering The Mandalorian only has two eps left in Season 2, no one should expect to see Sabine Wren popping up, unless Tiya Sircar has been extremely good at keeping secrets for the past year or so. The show is already in pre-production mode on Season 3, so it's of course possible that Sabine will show up there. Or maybe she'll pop up in a spinoff project that could potentially happen involving Ahsoka and Thrawn. Disney and LucasFilm are also prepping the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi standalone limited series with Ewan McGregor, so it's possible she could also appear in that context.
While she may be seeking out a chance to reprise Sabine Wren at some point, Tiya Sircar isn't exactly lacking in her career. Having started the year off saying farewell to her role as Vicky on The Good Place – how is it still 2020? – Sircar also starred in The Fugitive opposite Kiefer Sutherland, though it's unclear if that Quibi original will be available on another platform. Beyond that, the actress appeared in both Robot Chicken and American Dad!'s most recent seasons, and also starred in the recent Lifetime original Christmas movie Christmas on Wheels.
All episodes of Star Wars Rebels, along with just about everything else in the Star Wars franchise, are currently available on Disney+, so keep rewatching those to let Disney+ know how much you love it. Meanwhile new Mandalorian episodes drop on Disney+ on Friday mornings at 3:01 a.m. ET. While waiting for more Star Wars awesomeness, head to our Fall 2020 TV premiere schedule and our Winter and Spring 2021 TV schedule.
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