10 Actors Who Totally Blew Star Wars Auditions

These actors admit they screwed up their Star Wars auditions.

Glen Powell Solo a Star Wars Story

Given that Star Wars is one of the most popular and iconic franchises in cinema history, it's little surprise that just about everybody in Hollywood wants to be part of it, and many of your favourite actors have inevitably auditioned for a role in the series over the decades.

Not all actors like talking about their failed auditions, though with enough time and success, some will open up about it, and given the sheer number of now-successful actors who've failed to get cast in Star Wars, we've heard some fascinating stories about brutally tanked auditions.

These 10 actors, from the hottest A-listers of the moment to acting veterans in their own right, all blew their Star Wars auditions by their own admission. 

Perhaps they were confused and frustrated by the secrecy of the audition process, got too excited about the possibility of being in a Star Wars movie and screwed it all up, or simply knew from the outset that they weren't going to be cast anyway.

Whatever the reason, these great actors all bombed their Star Wars auditions in spectacular fashion, though things clearly worked out well for them regardless...

10. Tom Holland

Glen Powell Solo a Star Wars Story
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Before the role of The Force Awakens' Finn went to John Boyega, Tom Holland was also in consideration for it. 

In an interview with Backstage, Holland confirmed that he got far into the casting process, having had "four or five" auditions for the role, but his fate was sealed when he failed to keep a straight face during his final audition. In Holland's own words:

"I remember doing this scene with this lady, bless her, and she was just a drone. So I was doing all of this, like, 'We gotta get back to the ship!' And she was going, 'Bleep, bloop bloop, bleep bloop.' I just couldn’t stop laughing. I found it so funny. And I felt really bad, because she was trying really hard to be a convincing android or drone or whatever they’re called. Yeah, I obviously didn't get the part."

Holland added that this audition "wasn't [his] best moment," though given that he landed on his feet with the Spider-Man role the very next year - a part he surely wouldn't have been able to play if he was already locked into Star Wars - it's tough to lament what might've been. Plus, Boyega absolutely nailed it.

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