Eddie Redmayne Almost Landed A Major Star Wars Role… If Only He Hadn’t Completely FAILED His Audition!

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He was far, far away from getting this part…

It’s always fun to hear about big stars who almost landed MAJOR roles in movies, and Eddie Redmayne‘s recent reveal is no exception.

That’s because the actor just dished he was almost a part of Star Wars: The Force Awakens!!!

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The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them star was featured on the podcast Happy Sad Confused this week where he shared the story of when he auditioned for the villainous role of Kylo Ren in the newest SW film!

At first, Eddie recalled the audition process positively, saying:

“So, I was going for, I think, for Adam Driver. 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.”

So far so good…

But as you may have guessed, the actor’s “ridiculous voice” didn’t go over so well from there, as he continued:

“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.'”

Though it’s definitely a blow not being in one of the most successful movies of ALL TIME, we’re guessing Redmayne isn’t too broken up about it seeing as how he landed the lead role in the new Harry Potter spinoff, which is due out November 18!

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But even though we’re SURE Eddie will make an AH-Mazing wizard in Fantastic Beasts

Do U think he would have made a better Kylo than Driver??

[Image via Disney/DJDM/WENN.]

Nov 9, 2016 3:59pm PDT

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