Star Wars director praises David Tennant: "What a privilege to have him"
The Doctor Who star is voicing a droid in the upcoming Ahsoka series.
The writer and director of the upcoming Star Wars series Ahsoka has heaped praise on David Tennant, who plays a droid in the show.
The new series sees the Doctor Who star voice Huyang – a lightsaber crafting droid used by the Jedi during the Clone Wars – and Dave Filoni spoke very highly of the Scottish actor during a panel at the Star Wars Celebration event in London.
"Oh that’s the Doctor, that’s David Tennant," he said. "He makes it all work, what a joy, what a privilege to have him."
Meanwhile, star Rosario Dawson, who plays the titular character, commented that the relationship between Tennant and Filoni was "remarkable."
Fans were given a first glimpse of the upcoming series earlier at the Star Wars Celebration thanks to a new trailer, which also included a look at Natasha Liu Bordizzo as the live-action Sabine Wren, and the return of Genevieve O'Reilly as Mon Mothma.
And it was also revealed that Mary Elizabeth Winstead has joined the cast as the iconic Rebels character Hera Syndulla, with the 10 Cloverfield Lane star saying: "I'm very lucky to be playing her."
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