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Saoirse Ronan Used A Lightsaber For The First Time For Star Wars: Episode VII Audition?



Saoirse Ronan recently confirmed she auditioned for Star Wars: Episode VII, and now the 19-year-old Irish actress offers up some more details.

Speaking with Empire, Ronan states she wielded a lightsaber, which from her description sounds like for the first time.  It could potentially offer clues as to her character and plot as it's possible the character first begins training as a Jedi - perhaps even by a relative.

You can check out the entire interview in the player below.

“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 ne 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!”

Saoirse Ronan was previously rumored to possibly be playing the daughter of Han Solo and Princess Leia, so perhaps Uncle Luke Skywalker introduces her to the lightsaber and The Force.

"Star Wars: Episode VII" has a 2015 release directed by J.J. Abrams.

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