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Eddie Redmayne terms his Stars Wars: The Force Awakens audition ‘catastrophically bad’

Eddie Redmayne had a "catastrophically bad" reading for the role of the antagonist in Stars Wars: The Force Awakens.

By: PTI | Los Angeles | Updated: November 9, 2016 4:12 pm
eddie redmayne, star wars Eddie Redmayne auditioned for Stars Wars: The Force Awaken.

Actor Eddie Redmayne auditioned for the role of Kylo Ren in Stars Wars: The Force Awakens two years ago. Redmayne, 34, said he had a “catastrophically bad” reading for the role of the antagonist, reported Variety. “They gave me like a ‘Star Trek’ scene — or like something from ‘Pride and Prejudice.’ It was one of those films. With films that top secret, they don’t give you the actual lines.

“So they give you a scene from ‘Pride and Prejudice,’ but then they tell you you’re auditioning for the baddie. If you’re me, you then put some ridiculous voice on,” Redmayne said. The British actor said the audition was funny and shared a hilarious moment. “That was really a hilarious moment. Because it was Nina Gold, who I have to thank a lot because she’s cast me in several films — and she was just sitting there and I was trying again and again with different versions of my kind of ‘koohh paaaah’ (Darth Vader breathing sound) voice. And after like 10 shots she’s like, ‘You got anything else?’ I was like, ‘No.'”

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