Saoirse Ronan Talks Star Wars Audition

Actress Saoirse Ronan.Let’s not get our Jedi robes in a twist just yet though, shall we? In a recent interview with Empire, the actress confirmed that she had indeed tried out for a part, just like everyone else in Hollywood has.

“I did [audition]… I don’t know if I should have said that now! … Everyone has auditioned for it. So many people have gone in for the part I’ve gone in for… so I imagine J.J. [Abrams, director of the Star Wars reboot franchise] is probably just scanning the earth to find the people that he needs.”

So, while it does look like pre-production is starting up in earnest for the as-yet-unnamed seventh episode of the Star Wars movie series, we’re still in early days yet. Ronan continues, saying,

“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 a lightsaber out of a bag, kind of inspect it, and not know what it is. That was great. A lightsaber! Star Wars!”

It’s encouraging that there are many young and talented actors out there who are eager to participate in such a big project, but whether the script will be well-written, whether Abrams will do it and the franchise justice, whether the fans will go out and see it, all remains in the air. Leave your thoughts and comments below and stay tuned for more information and tidbits about Star Wars from us!