With John Boyega iconic in the role of Finn and Tom Holland in full flow as the MCU’s Spider-Man, it’s hard to imagine those two actors in any other role, but back in the day Tom auditoned for the role of FN-2187 and while discussing bad auditions he touched on his brief trip to the GFFA.
“I’ve had quite a few, I’ve read the wrong lines at the wrong audition before. I remember my audition for ‘Star Wars,’ 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. So I was doing all of this, like, ‘We gotta get back to the ship!’ And she was going, ‘Bleep, bloop bloop, bleep bloop.’ 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. Yeah, I obviously didn’t get the part. That wasn’t my best moment.”
It sounds like he was reading the scene on Jakku where Rey, Finn and BB-8 race to the Falcon. While Tom wasn’t destined to play Finn, he will be seen on screen opposite Daisy Ridley very soon in Chaos Walking.
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