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Watch Daisy Ridley’s Audition for THE FORCE AWAKENS

Posted on March 29, 2016 at 4:55 pm by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

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Disney has steadily been releasing looks at the bonus features found on their Star Wars: The Force Awakens Blu-ray ahead of the home video’s arrival early this April. The latest of these releases is a sneak peek at an intimate look behind the scenes of the casting process of the film, and ultimately, the franchise.

Before J.J. Abrams’ chapter took the world by Force, Star Wars fans the world over had no clue who Daisy Ridley was star-wars-the-force-awakens-harrison-ford-daisy-ridley-600x422or who her character Rey would turn out to be. While Ridley’s character still has quite a bit of mystery to explore in future installments, Ridley herself has become a household name. And it all started with one audition.

Now, you can get a look at Ridley’s audition for yourself to decide whether or not you would have cast her to be the face of a multi-billion dollar franchise. (I’d say they made a pretty good choice.) The scene in question that Abrams had Ridley play out for him just so happened to be what is arguably the most difficult of Rey’s moments on screen: the interaction with Kylo Ren in the interrogation room. With no freedom of movement leaving only her facial expressions to get the message across, Ridley was put on the spot to deliver a powerful performance in a pivotal scene. You might say she nailed it.

Watch Ridley’s audition below:

 

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