Tom Holland talks about his embarrassing Star Wars audition for Finn
Spider-Man actor and MCU star Tom Holland announced that he bombed his Star Wars audition for Finn before John Boyega finally got the role.
Many young actors were battling for the roles of Finn and Rey for Star Wars: The Force Awakens when it was known as Episode VII. The shortlist for Finn included names like Jesse Plemons, Ed Speelers, Matthew James Thomas and Ray Fisher. John Boyega especially knocked out all young actors as JJ Abrams’ pick, but another young actor who auditioned for the coveted role was none other than Tom Holland himself.
Of course, Tom Holland would eventually get a big franchise of his own by becoming the next Spider-Man for Marvel Studios, but the star talked about his terrible audition for Star Wars to Backstage:
“I’ve already had a few. I read the wrong lines at the wrong audition. I remember my audition for Star Wars, I was like four or five auditions in and I think I auditioned for John Boyega’s role. I remember doing this scene with this lady, bless her and she was just a drone. So I did it all like, “We have to go back to the ship!” And she said, “Bleep, bloop bloop, bleep bloop.” I just couldn’t stop laughing. I thought it was so funny. And I felt really bad about her really trying hard to be a compelling android or a drone or whatever they are called. Yeah, I obviously didn’t get that part. That wasn’t my best moment. “
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John Boyega’s Finn last appeared in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker:
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