SPIDER-MAN And CHERRY Star Tom Holland Recalls Disastrous Audition For Finn In STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

SPIDER-MAN And CHERRY Star Tom Holland Recalls Disastrous Audition For Finn In STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

Spider-Man star Tom Holland is doing the rounds to promote Cherry, and the actor has recalled how badly his audition to play Finn in Star Wars: The Force Awakens went. Find out more after the jump...

Tom Holland may be best known for playing Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it sounds like he came close to joining another major franchise. Well, perhaps "close" is something of an overstatement.

The actor admitted during a recent interview that when he auditioned for a role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, he completely botched it by cracking up at the person playing BB-8 in the scene they were performing. 

"I’ve had quite a few," Holland told Backstage when asked about disastrous auditions. "I’ve read the wrong lines at the wrong audition before. I remember my audition for [Star Wars: The Force Awakens]. 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. 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 wasn’t my best moment."

John Boyega obviously ended up playing Finn in The Force Awakens, though his experience with the franchise was very much hit-and-miss. Ultimately, Holland dropping the ball during his audition probably worked out for the best, as his role as Spider-Man has opened a lot of doors for him, including video game adaptation Uncharted and the new Russo Brothers movie Cherry

Do you think Holland would have made a good Finn? 

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