In this installment of Rebels Recon, StarWars.com goes investigates the Star Wars Rebels episode “A Princess on Lothal,” featuring none other than Princess Leia Organa.
StarWars.com’s Andi Gutierrez talks with the show’s creators about bringing Leia into animated form. “It was a huge challenge,” executive producer Dave Filoni says. Making her younger was “the single most difficult thing,” he adds, noting that she is not the hardened leader here that we see in A New Hope. She’s still a bit inexperienced and developing as a political leader. “She hasn’t seen the real consequences of action yet,” Filoni says.
When it came to casting Leia, Filoni thought of the Princess’ voice in Star Tours. “Leia in Star Tours is just amazing. The voice is amazing,” he says. That voice belongs to Julie Dolan, who had to create a performance that would be in-character yet different from Carrie Fisher’s A New Hope performance. “I think she did a wonderful job,” Filoni says.
Finally, @tannerman asks, “So has the “B” in “B-wing fighter” always stood for “blade” – or is this a new canon thing?” Only Pablo Hidalgo has the answer…
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