It was confirmed earlier this week that Saoirse Ronan, star of HANNA, has auditioned for the upcoming STAR WARS: EPISODE VII film, and now she has excitingly revealed details about the audition process in an interview with Empire:
‘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.’
She also usefully confirmed that nobody actually knows anything about the film:
‘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!’
The script is set to be written by Michael Arndt, and the new instalment is rumoured to focus on a new group of characters, but they could be joined by members of the original cast, including Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford. Stay tuned for more, we’ll get more details eventually!