Tom Holland recalls disastrous Star Wars audition: ‘I just couldn’t stop laughing’

Tom Holland recalls disastrous Star Wars audition: ‘I just couldn’t stop laughing’

Tom Holland recalls disastrous Star Wars audition: ‘I just couldn’t stop laughing’

Holland – best known for his lead role in Spider-Man – opened up about his audition for the 2015 blockbuster during a recent interview with Backstage Magazine

The 24-year-old revealed that he had made it several rounds into the casting process for ex-Stormtrooper Finn – a role that eventually went to John Boyega.

Holland said: “I was like four or five auditions in, and I think I was auditioning for John Boyega’s role.”

“I remember doing this scene with this lady, bless her, and she was just a drone,” he said. “So I was doing all of this like, ‘We gotta get back to the ship!’ and she was just going, ‘Bleep, bloop, bloop, bleep bloop.’

Oscar Isaac (left) and John Boyega (right) as Poe Dameron and Finn in 'Rise of Skywalker'

Oscar Isaac (left) and John Boyega (right) as Poe Dameron and Finn in ‘Rise of Skywalker’

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“I just couldn’t stop laughing. I found it so funny. And I felt really bad, because she was trying really hard to be a convincing android or drone or whatever they’re called.”

The Avengers star added: “Yeah, I obviously didn’t get the part. That wasn’t my best moment.”

Holland is next set to lead Apple TV+’s film adaptation of Cherry, a semi-autobiographical novel by Nico Walker about an army veteran who becomes addicted to opioids after returning home from Iraq.

Cherry will be available to stream on Apple TV+ on 12 March.


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