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It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly 10 years since the last Star Wars film hit theatres and the fan base is as passionate as ever, eagerly anticipating and posting theories about the next installment, directed by J.J. Abrams, due out next year.

Luckily, fans don’t need to wait that long to get their fix. Disney Channel premieres “Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion” Friday, Oct. 3, and follows up with the series premiere on Oct. 13 on Disney XD.

Fusion Live caught up with actress Tiya Sircar to chat about the series and her character, Sabine, a Mandalorian graffiti artist.

Tiya also credits actors like Mindy Kaling and Kal Penn with changing the portrayal of Indian-Americans in Hollywood: “They play characters who are funny, or poignant, or whatever, and it’s almost irrelevant what their ethnic background is,” she said. “And the more representative it is of American society. We’re not all doctors!”

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