It’s no surprise that Daisy Ridley not only got the part in ‘Star Wars,’ but she freakin’ nailed it. In the audition alone, she had tears streaming down her face! Watch it here.
Thought Rey was powerful in Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Just wait until you see Daisy Ridley‘s audition. The just-relaesed clip is part of the Blu-ray coming out on April 5, which also includes deleted scenes from Episode VII. So, are you ready to be in awe of Daisy all over again?
The video, posted originally on BuzzFeed, shows Daisy reading for the scene where she overpowers Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) in the movie, so much that he can’t read her mind. Well just in the audition video, she made our minds stop and literally looked so powerful. No wonder Kylo couldn’t fight it!
“What we were looking for was someone new. This character needed to be vulnerable and tough, sweet and terrified. And to find someone that no one knew who could do all these things took a lot of looking,”director J.J. Abrams says in the clip. “It wasn’t until we found Daisy that we just felt like she was capable of doing all of these things this character required. She just blew my mind. She’s reaching this depth of struggle, and tears are streaming down her face. I thought, ‘This is unbelievable.'” Yes, yes it is.
You may be seeing more of Daisy soon as she’s confirmed there have “been conversations” of her taking on role Angelina Jolie made so famous, Lara Croft. “I’m waiting for someone to say ‘I want you, let’s do it.’ It is understood no script yet exists for the project, which is in its early stages,” she told Hollywood Reporter.
So, are you totally moved by Daisy’s audition video? Let us know! You can get the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Digital HD April 1 and on Blu-ray April 5.