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Saoirse Ronan Tried Out to Be a Jedi? It sure sounds like that’s the case. We assumed that but this takes it a little above the assumption stage.
It is kind of interesting they are having people rehearse with lightsabers. It kind of confirms they wanted to see her with one which means the character she was trying out for might be or is most likely a Jedi (or a Sith?) and not a Princess or a Queen or something like that.
“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!”
Via @elmayimbe who is letting you know he had Ronan trying out first in his own (not so) subtle way.
FYI as of a few months ago, people auditioning for #StarWarsVII were given scenes from past SW movies and other SciFi films to read. NO PLOT
— Jeremy Conrad (@ManaByte) October 4, 2013
When she says she pretended to take a lightsaber out of a bag, does that mean she improved that or she actually took a prop out of a bag for the rehearsal? The wording is weird. It can actually be read two different ways.