Podcast Stardust #138: Talking Ahsoka and the Armorer with Lauren Mary Kim

by Podcast Stardust

Lauren Mary Kim, the actress behind Ahsoka’s fight with Darth Maul and the Armorer’s combat in The Mandalorian, joins us on this episode of Podcast Stardust.

On this episode, we are pleased to welcome Lauren Mary Kim for a discussion of her work as the motion capture actor for Ahsoka Tano in “The Phantom Apprentice” episode of season seven of The Clone Wars and her stunt work as the Armorer in The Mandalorian. In addition, we talk about Lauren’s work in the stunt industry, how she got there, and what some her biggest challenges were. This is an episode you don’t want to miss.

On this fully armed and operational episode of Podcast Stardust, we discuss:

  • Lauren’s experience preparing Ahsoka’s fight scene with Ray Park as Darth Maul,
  • Her time on the set doubling for Emily Swallow as the Armorer in The Mandalorian,
  • The difficulties of working in armor on the set of Star Wars,
  • Some of the challenges of motion capture performance,
  • Her martial arts styles and preparing for her Star Wars roles,
  • The most difficult stunt she has prepared for, and
  • Her own Star Wars costuming.

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Podcast Stardust is the fully armed and operational podcast inspired by the code name for the Death Star. Hosted by first-generation Star Wars fans, Dennis Keithly and Jay Krebs, Podcast Stardust endeavors to bring thought provoking discussion on recent Star Wars news on a weekly basis. Between news episodes, Dennis and Jay review the latest episodes from Star Wars television covering everything from ResistanceRebels, and The Clone Wars to The Mandalorian and other live action productions on Disney+. Of course, Podcast Stardust wouldn’t be complete without thematic discussions, top ten lists, and interviews on everything from Star Wars literature, comics, and the films themselves.

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