Saoirse Ronan talks Episode VII audition

s-ronan200Saoirse Ronan tells Empire about her audition for Episode VII:

“Yeah, I did [audition for Star Wars Episode VII]… I don’t know whether I should have said that now! I mean, everyone did. Everyone has auditioned for it. So many people I know have gone in for the part I’ve gone in for, and guys who’ve gone in for a particular part, so I’d imagine J.J. is probably just scanning the earth to find the people that ne needs.”

“But nobody has a clue what it’s about, and nobody’s read the script. So I’ve gone in and read for it, but I have to say, I think it’s the only time I’ve ever thought, ‘You know what? Even if I don’t get it, I had so much fun auditioning, pretending to take out a lightsaber – out of a bag, kind of inspect it and not know what it is. That was… that was great. A lightsaber! Star Wars!”

As Ronan implies, it’s not very likely that the scene she auditioned with holds any clues to the film. Furious Fanboy’s Jeremy Conrad tweets that actors were getting scenes from “from past SW movies and other SciFi films to read,” while Tricia Barr reminds us that even Matt Lanter, who played Anakin on The Clone Wars, wasn’t told who the character he was auditioning for was.

Meanwhile, apparently fan-casting favorite Chloe Moretz hasn’t auditioned. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t relieved…

4 Replies to “Saoirse Ronan talks Episode VII audition”

  1. Moretz doesn’t stack up anywhere close to Ronan in the acting department, IMO. If Ronan’s right, and “everyone has auditioned” and Moretz says she hasn’t, I’d guess that they’re not interested. And perhaps they’re not interested in anyone who lobbies for a part on Twitter, anyway. ;)

  2. >>kind of inspect it and not know what it is.

    Sounds like the Obi-Wan Luke scene from A New Hope if you ask me. The “how did my father die” part is dramatic enough for an audition, I would say.

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