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'Force' gone for Saoirse Ronan and her Star Wars hopes

Published 11/11/2013 | 07:39

HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 05:  Actress Saoirse Ronan arrives at the premiere of Magnolia Pictures' "How I Live Now" at ArcLight Hollywood on November 5, 2013 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images)
The young star auditioned for a part in JJ Abrams' hotly anticipated Star Wars film earlier this year, but unfortunately missed out on the role.

THE 'Force' is gone in this one. Saoirse Ronan's dreams of wielding a lightsaber and hanging out with hordes of Ewoks and Wookiees are over.

The young star auditioned for a part in JJ Abrams' hotly anticipated Star Wars film earlier this year, but unfortunately missed out on the role.

"I don't have 'Star Wars', I don't have the role," she said. "I just shouldn't have said anything. I just auditioned for it, like everyone else did."

After honing her fight skills in films such as The Host and Hanna, she could have easily been the next Princess Leia or Padme Amidala.

She may have missed out on the role but at least Saoirse enjoyed the audition process.

"To pretend that you have a lightsaber in a scene is always very exciting," she said.

Last week, Disney producers announced they would be coming to Dublin on November 24 and 25 to cast a lead female and male role in a "major Hollywood film".

(The Herald)

The iconic cast of the first Star Wars release: Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia and Harrison Ford as Han Solo. Followed by 'The Empire Strikes Back' and 'Return of the Jedi,' this was the first of a groundbreaking trilogy. More than 20 years later George Lucas would revisit the Star Wars universe, producing a series of three prequels. In keeping with the new chronology, the first release was enamed 'Episode IV: A New Hope.'
The iconic cast of the first Star Wars release: Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia and Harrison Ford as Han Solo. Followed by 'The Empire Strikes Back' and 'Return of the Jedi,' this was the first of a groundbreaking trilogy. More than 20 years later George Lucas would revisit the Star Wars universe, producing a series of three prequels. In keeping with the new chronology, the first release was enamed 'Episode IV: A New Hope.'
Harrison Ford as Han Solo, in action with the wookie Chewbacca. Picture: Image.net
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