Tue. Mar 5th, 2024

The concept of “Star Wars” followers getting offended {that a} canon present may need a hyperlink to Disney appears laughable now, on condition that Lucasfilm has since change into part of the Disney conglomerate. Again when the “Clone Wars” collection premiered, although, Eckstein had solely lately acted within the common tween collection “That is So Raven” and appeared in episodes of kid-friendly exhibits like “Phil of the Future” and Nickelodeon’s “Drake and Josh.” It was these roles that Eckstein stated made some followers and journalists skeptical of her casting. “There was undoubtedly resistance to Ahsoka,” Eckstein recalled. “She had her haters at first.”

Whereas Eckstein says a part of the criticism got here from followers who stated Ahsoka was “too bratty,” she was additionally the goal of some pushback. “I even acquired a variety of hate at first as a result of I used to be most identified for my work on the Disney Channel,” she recalled when chatting with Vainness Honest. “I used to be an actress on ‘That is So Raven,’ and I acquired a variety of hate that this Disney Channel actress goes to come back damage ‘Star Wars.'” For many who won’t bear in mind, Eckstein performed Muffy, one of many followers of imply queen bee Alana (Adrienne Houghton), who acted as an echo for her insults. She additionally had a memorable one-off position in “Drake and Josh” as Susan, a wild lady Drake (Drake Bell) dated who tried to two-time him by seducing Josh (Josh Peck) in an early episode of the collection.

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