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Daisy Ridley's 'Star Wars' Audition Video Emerges Online—And We're Extremely Impressed
4 months ago

If you're a Star Wars fan, there's no doubt you'll be heading to the theater before the end of the weekend — if you haven't already — to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the latest installment of the epic space saga, set to take in $215 million opening weekend. As you watch the movie you may find yourself wondering how some of the actors and actresses landed a role in such a legendary series. If so, there's a video making the rounds that may provide some behind-the-scenes insight into what it takes to land a starring role of a lifetime.

Check out this snippet of Daisy Ridley's audition for 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens from BuzzFeed:

Director J.J. Abrams seemed adequately impressed:

What we were looking for was someone new. This character needed to be vulnerable and tough, sweet and terrified. And to find someone that no one knew who could do all these things took a lot of looking.

YouTubers and Twitterers agreed:


Abrams continued:

She just blew my mind. She's reaching this depth of struggle, and tears are streaming down her face. I thought, This is unbelievable.