[Photo by: Lucasfilm]
We all know by now (especially after seeing The Last Jedi this weekend) that English actress Daisy Ridley was the perfect choice to play Rey in the Star Wars saga. Well, now you can see just how prescient that casting choice was—check out Ridley's intense Star Wars audition tape below!
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The footage comes from the actress' audition for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, included as part of the film's DVD and Blu-ray special features (which was pointed out by the Los Angeles Times back in, uh, March 2016), wherein Ridley tries out a demanding scene for the epic 2015 space opera.
“When we brought her in,” says The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams, “I asked her to do this one scene, sort of this torture scene—very, sort of, intense—and she just blew my mind. She's reaching this depth of struggle, and tears are streaming down her [face]. I thought, 'This is unbelievable.'”
And intense it is. “Get out of my head!”
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