Saoirse Ronan Reveals the Details of Her 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Audition

The actress claims that no one has read the script. She did get to hold a lightsaber during her audition, though.

Saoirse Ronan used a lightsaber in her Star Wars: Episode VII audition
Saoirse Ronan used a lightsaber in her Star Wars: Episode VII audition
Earlier this week, Saoirse Ronan confirmed a report from September that she had auditioned for Star Wars: Episode VII. The actress recently opened up about her audition in a recent interview, revealing that she isn't sure if it was a good idea that she talked about the audition.

"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.



Sources: Empire

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  1. undeadslayer4

    @jasonkat agreed she will totally kick ass

    1 year agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  2. JasonKat

    @undeadslayer4
    yea they do. imagin if both came out in the same movie kickin' butts, lol like kick ass 3 or sumthing lol. with or against eachother. :P
    Any ideas who saoirses will play if she gets in?
    hopfully its a jedi i dont think i could handle her as a villian. lol and then seeing her die. i hope shes like a "female" version of luke. skywalker, but tougher, smarter, faster, ... and her lightsaber should look kickass. like darth maul. or sumthing, lol

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  3. undeadslayer4

    @jasonkat weird chloe and ronan both have the same simularities in both movies and they both do their own stunts well its young people except for the cast from the original star wars

    1 year agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  4. Sean

    @undeadslayer4 It might not happen until 2015 or later or it may not happen at all. So far, it doesn't seem like it will get made.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  5. JasonKat

    @undeadslayer4
    ya byzantium was 1 of those "let me in" kinda movies. She has a habit of picking weird movies, but non the less.. she is still a good actress. im hoping she makes a hanna:2,
    if you didnt know..she does her own stunts too!

    she's no Kristen Stewart she said so her self. she does all her fighting, jumping or running, "compared to kristen"
    She was gonna be in avengers 2, but picked star wars over that.

    Chloe is another great actress. but i find this movie to be like star trek, nothing but young people. If theres anything i cant take a "young" pilot or captain seriously lol i dont know why. Star wars better be a new generation for today's audience like it was for the 70s-80s. but still keeping it true to the 80s' audience. if that makes sense or not.

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  6. undeadslayer4

    @themoviefanatic when u said on the that ill resume around 2014 or 2015 i dont think its happening but im disappointing that they cancelled it

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  7. undeadslayer4

    @themoviefanatic when u said on the that ill resume around 2014 or 2015 i dont think its happening but im disappointing that they cancelled it

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  8. undeadslayer4

    @themoviefanatic i never heard of it when did they say it

    1 year agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  9. Sean

    @undeadslayer4 No, not snow White and the Huntsman, that's not a Disney movie. I what meant was a Disney Snow white movie, that got cancelled or something to that effect. It was going to be called The Order of the Seven.

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  10. undeadslayer4

    @themoviefanatic whoa whoa wait a minute which snow white u mean snow white and the huntsman i did not know that how do u know that

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  11. Sean

    @undeadslayer4 Yes, maybe they are keeping it a secret.

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  12. Sean

    @undeadslayer4 Oh, I see. In other movie news regarding Saoirse, it's a shame that that Disney movie never happened, that Saoirse Ronan was going to star in playing Snow White :( .

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  13. undeadslayer4

    @jasonkat for some reason byzantium reminds me of let me in

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  14. undeadslayer4

    @jasonkat well shes pretty even with chloe so i agree with i might go watch hannah or byzantium

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  15. undeadslayer4

    @themoviefanatic u can go ask @skywise he said its really good

    1 year agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  16. undeadslayer4

    @themoviefanatic maybe their just keeping it a secret

    1 year agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  17. Sean

    @undeadslayer4 About what you asked about those other cast members you've asked about: I actually have no idea what happened about them starring in Star Wars episode 7.

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  18. Sean

    @undeadslayer4 So do I, but I did never see the movie called Hanna. I have heard of it though.

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  19. Sean

    @jasonkat I agree.

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  20. JasonKat

    @undeadslayer4
    Well that all depends, some of her movies are better than others. She pretty much acts out whatever script givin' to her. she makes her character believable..dont agree..watch her in The Lovely Bones, The Way Back, Hanna, Byzantium, Violet & Daisy ect. just to name a few. and her new movie "how i live now" looks pretty good as well.
    This girl has a future. if she hasnt already broken out... star wars would do just that. mark my word if casted.

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  21. undeadslayer4

    @themoviefanatic but what happened to chloe and all those other actors that auditioned for star wars

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  22. undeadslayer4

    @themoviefanatic after i saw her in hanna my perspective on her changed now i really want her to be in star wars 7

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  23. undeadslayer4

    @jasonkat is her acting good cause ive never seen any of her movies

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  24. JasonKat

    @sean
    I hope so, cause im a big fan of hers, and star wars is just gonna be awesome with or w/out her, its a gonna be kool with jj in charge.

    1 year agoby @jasonkatFlag

  25. Josh

    Sh*t, this is awesome. I hope she gets the part, considering she apparently passed up Avengers 2 to be in this.

    It seems like it's as I expected. Abrams isn't giving actors any details about the role they're auditioning for. Tight-lipped as ever.

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  26. OhhmeohhMy

    She will be good if she is in it. I trust JJ. So I hope this is great. And it's to soon to think about. For me anyways.

    1 year agoby @OhhmeohhMyFlag

  27. Sean

    @jasonkat I think she already has been picked.

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  28. JasonKat

    hope she gets picked! shes a great actress!

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