Daisy Ridley’s Audition for Rey is Astounding
Fans are clamoring to see what’s going to be on the Star Wars: Force Awakens Blu-Ray and Buzzfeed delivers one of the best teasers for the upcoming release.
The video, which you can only watch exclusively at Buzzfeed, is the audition tape of Daisy Ridley and it’s one of the most powerful audition tapes we’ve ever seen.
The scene is the fight between Rey and Kylo Ren as he tries to break into her mind using the force. It’s no accident that J.J. Abrams chose one of the most difficult scenes in the film for the audition, and clearly it paid off.
Abrams spoke candidly about Ridley’s audition with Mashable back in December.
In the clip, he added “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. It wasn’t until we found Daisy that we just felt like she was capable of doing all of these things this character required.”
We couldn’t agree more.
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