"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 (director) J.J. (Abrams) is probably just scanning the earth to find the people that he needs."
When asked what she knows about the story, the actress said that nobody has read the full script yet, although she did reveal that a lightsaber was used during her audition.
"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!"
Our initial report regarding Saoirse Ronan's audition indicated that she may have been reading for a female villain role, although that has not been confirmed. J.J. Abrams is directing Star Wars: Episode VII from a screenplay by Michael Arndt.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes to theaters December 18th, 2015 and stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong'o. The film is directed by J.J. Abrams.