The Host star Saoirse Ronan recently confirmed that she auditioned for a major role in J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII. While on Empire's recent podcast, she talked about how much fun she had with the audition process. Here's what she had to say:
“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 he 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!”
It would be so cool to be involved with this movie in any capacity. I just love talking and writing about it! It's exciting to think that one day we will be sitting in a movie theater watching that opening crawl with the epic John Williams theme song booming... I can't wait!
Ronan really is a talented actress, and she has a look that would fit into the Star Wars universe. I'm rooting for her to get the part; if she hasn't already gotten it.