Taylor Gray talks his experience on Star Wars Rebels


Taylor Gray took some time to answer questions about Star Wars Rebels and what comes next for him.

Star Wars Rebels wrapped up it’s fourth and final season, which left some ambiguity as to what happened to Ezra Bridger and Admiral Thrawn. Dave Filoni works magic when it comes to the animated Star Wars shows. Both Rebels and Clone Wars were loved by fans. Thankfully, Rebels had a more complete ending since it didn’t go through a cancellation like Clone Warsdid.

Taylor Gray voiced Ezra for the series and he took some time to answer some questions about how much he knew going into the show, his favorite moments and more.

Hidden Remote: When you first started voicing Ezra, how much did you know about Star Wars? Was it something you were already into?

Taylor Gray: I was definitely not as informed as other cast members. I had seen all of the original trilogy movies but that was the limit of my star wars knowledge aside from the hundreds of commonplace phrases and analogies used in everyday conversation. I was into it from afar, without fully knowing yet. If I had seen more [when I was] younger I would definitely have been a hardcore fan.

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HR: As the show went on, how informed were you about what would happen with Ezra along the way? Did you know going into it that the goal was to do four seasons of the show?

TG: I would know at the beginning of the season a rough idea of what Ezra’s journey would be. Dave Filoni was great about keeping us in the loop for character development. We did not know how long it would run but I did know Dave wanted to tell a full story from to back and that we weren’t going to leave it open-ended the way Clone Wars did.

HR: In the lead up to the finale, we saw a lot of characters return. What was it like recording the moment when Ezra pulls Ahsoka out of her battle with Darth Vader?

TG: That was a special scene for many reasons. One, we all know how important and beloved Ahsoka has become so it’s always fun playing off Ashley Eckstein and her character. Two, we were in a world between worlds which I think is the coolest setting I’ve seen on the show. And also we recorded that scene about 4 or 5 different times which is very rare for our show. Dave rewrote it after each session until he had it perfect and I think that calculated approach with that scene comes through in the final cut.

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HR: How do you feel about the ending we saw with Ezra and Thrawn? Do you think Ezra will reappear in a future Star Wars story?

TG: I think it was a great sacrificial ending and it wrapped up the story; Lothal is safe and Ezra became whole as a Jedi and learned the way of the Jedi through selflessness. I have high hopes for him to return – he’s grown into a formidable Jedi and we know he’s out there somewhere amongst the Purrgil in deep space.

HR: What were some of your favorite moments from working on Rebels?

TG: I enjoyed working with the cast and crew so much, we had a terrific group of people and it was such a fun environment every recording. The events when we would interact with fans were/are also so cool. It’s nice to hear the sentiments of the people watching and exchange stories about Star Wars and our characters, it’s amazing how much people cared for it. I feel very grateful to have had the experience.

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HR: Can you tell us what you’re working on next? Do you have any goals you’ve set for yourself and your career going forward?

TG: Yeah, I have a few other projects I’m working on. I did a small part in the film, Skate Kitchen, directed by Crystal Moselle which premiered at Sundance 2018 and just got picked up for a wider release by Magnolia Pictures. I have a few guest episodes of shows airing in the next few months. And In the Vault, a series I am a regular on as Karlis Kehoe has been picked up for a second season. Haven Entertainment produces it on Verizon’s streaming network go90 and we will be out in Utah shooting season two this year. Season one is streaming now.

You can check out Star Wars Rebels over on the Disney XD website.