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Saoirse Ronan Talks "Star Wars" Audition

By Garth Franklin Friday October 4th 2013 12:33PM

Appearing on a recent podcast for Empire Online, actress Saoirse Ronan has spoken a bit more about her audition for a key role in J.J. Abrams' upcoming "Star Wars" Episode VII".

The "Atonement" and "The Host" star wouldn't talk about the character she went in for, but did speak (albeit vaguely) about why she went in:

"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!"

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