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Tom Holland Auditioned For Finn in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

February 23, 2021 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Tom Holland is best known as the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Spider-Man, but he almost co-starred in Star Wars: The Force Awakens as Finn as well. Holland spoke with for a new interview promoting his upcoming film Cherry and revealed that he auditioned for the role that ultimately went to John Boyega in the Star Wars film.

“I’ve had quite a few [auditions],” Holland said. “I’ve read the wrong lines at the wrong audition before. I remember my audition for Star Wars, I was like four or five auditions in, and I think I was auditioning for John Boyega’s role. I remember doing this scene with this lady, bless her, and she was just a drone.”

He continued, “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. That wasn’t my best moment.”

Boyega played the role in all three recent Star Wars sequels. Holland may have missed out on that role, but he soon was cast as Peter Parker in Captain America: Civil War and the rest is MCU history.

Holland will next be seen in Cherry later this month on February 26th via Apple+ TV, followed by Chaos Walking on March 5th and then the third Spider-Man film on December 17th.