Saoirse Ronan's Star Wars Audition Involved A Lightsaber

Saoirse Ronan

Saoirse Ronan seems to be opening up a little bit more about her Star Wars Episode VII audition. Given the secrecy that J.J. Abrams usually has around his movies, it's hard to interpret what Saoirse Ronan's openness could mean. While she still doesn't name what character she auditioned for, she does provide a couple hints as to what type of role she was up for in an interview with Empire Online.

Ronan said, “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 he needs.”

Ronan added, “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!”

Empire's entire interview with Ronan is embedded below, where she talks about a lot more than just Star Wars Episode VII.