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Eddie Redmayne on that Time He Auditioned for Kylo Ren in ‘Star Wars’

"With films that top secret, they don’t give you the actual lines. So they give you a scene from Pride and Prejudice..." - Eddie Redmayne

Watch: Mark Hamill’s Audition for ‘Star Wars’

In this audition clip, an extremely young-looking Hamill is a little soft-spoken as he auditions opposite Harrison Ford.

Kurt Russell Explains that Time He Auditioned for Han Solo and Luke Skywalker

“The rumor is that I ‘turned down Star Wars,’ and I didn’t turn down Star Wars. But that’s the fun history of that” – Kurt Russell When it came to movies that dropped around the holidays, The Hateful Eight was probably the last one on the list that made people feel all jolly and merry inside. A western set in a Wyoming winter penned by Quentin Tarantino, audiences knew it was going to be a gruesome one. While the blood and gore was artful thanks to The Walking Dead’s Greg Nicotero, it didn’t stand a chance when it came to ... Read more

John Boyega on His ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Audition

"That was seven long months of training, of reading scripts that I wasn’t allowed to bring home, to create this character from scratch. So that for me was the emphasis." - John Boyega

Oscar Isaac on His Childhood Dream of Starring in ‘Star Wars’

“It’s never about aliens and mutants and robots (for me), it’s actually about the human condition” – Oscar Issac on Star Wars and Sci-Fi Movies   It’s a dream for most film actors: hearing the words “You’re going to be in the next Star Wars movie.” Yes, we all know the last few were not very good, but what movie fan would ever want to pass up the opportunity to swing a lightsaber or fly the Millennium Falcon? Oscar Isaac is one of the latest actors to live that dream. He stars in a major role in Star Wars: The ... Read more

Eddie Redmayne Had a “Catastrophically Bad” Audition for ‘Star Wars’… and an ‘Awful’ One for ‘The Hobbit’ Too!

How many times have you watched the Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens teaser trailer? Probably enough to scour every frame for clues to what the J.J. Abrams-directed sequel is actually about. Though we only saw a handful of actors in the trailer — and mostly those who couldn’t be identified because of the shot — there is one actor you definitely didn’t see: Eddie Redmayne. And you won’t be seeing him in the actual film either — not through lack of trying on Redmayne’s part, but because of what he calls a “catastrophically bad” audition. In an interview ... Read more

Harrison Ford Says He Could Beat Up Mark Hamill, Whether Han or Greedo Shot First and How He Ended up in ‘The Expendables 3’,

Acting legend Harrison Ford isn’t known for being candid in interviews, so it was a big surprise that during his Ask Me Anything (AMA) session on Reddit this past weekend to promote the Showtime documentary series Years of Living Dangerously Ford was remarkably open about his career. He even cracked a few jokes. For example, Ford’s response to the question of who would win in a fight between he and Star Wars co-star Mark Hamill was brief and humorously to the point: “Me, of course.” Though Ford thinks highly of the classic sci-fi film Blade Runner that he starred in ... Read more

Q & A: J.J. Abrams Talks ‘Almost Human’, the Cast and ‘Star Wars’

J.J.: "I think that this show has a level of humor that is distinct from what we’ve done"