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‘Barbie’ Star Ariana Greenblatt Is Blowing Away ‘Star Wars’ Fans With Her Incredible ‘Ahsoka’ Performance

Star Wars fans had their faces melted off during the latest episode of Ahsoka thanks to a young actress who’s taking Hollywood by storm: Ariana Greenblatt. After already knocking out performances in two major blockbusters, Barbie and Avengers: Infinity War, Greenblatt dropped into the galaxy far, far away with a surprise portrayal of Ahsoka during her years in The Clone Wars.

Going into Ahsoka Episode 5, “Shadow Warrior,” fans knew they were in for a treat thanks to the appearance of Hayden Christensen‘s Anakin Skywalker in the final moments of Episode 4. Not only that, but Episode 5 was getting a special theatrical release, so series creator Dave Filoni clearly had something big in store. That something was a pivotal reunion between Rosario Dawson’s Ahsoka and her old master, but not in a way that fans were expecting.

As the two clashed lightsabers in the World Between Worlds, Ahsoka gets knocked back in time where she’s a padawan again fighting side-by-side with Anakin. This is where Greenblatt comes in, and she absolutely nailed the part of a young Ahsoka. Star Wars fans loved seeing the actress deliver a pitch-perfect, live-action version of The Clone Wars cartoon. Within hours of Episode 5 going live, fans already started demanding Greenblatt’s return. She was that good.

You can see some of the reactions below:

Ahsoka streams new episodes Tuesday on Disney+.