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The Star Wars franchise is a film series with a lot of moving parts. Fans of the movies could easily tell you about droids or The Resistance, but what about those who have never seen a Star Wars movie? That's a situation that came up with Solo: A Star Wars Story, as actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge didn't even know what a droid was before she went in to read for the role of L3-37. Her time researching didn't yield the best results, and the actress opened up during an appearance on The Graham Norton Show to explain her awkward antics ahead of her audition, noting,
Talk about secrecy. Not only did Phoebe Waller-Bridge not know that she was auditioning for Solo: A Star Wars Story when she went in to try out for the part, but she also didn't even know what a droid was. But despite her lack of experience in dealing with all things Star Wars, she managed to do well in her audition and clinch the role. Look, sometimes it clearly pays not to have all of the answers when you're going out for a new gig.
It sounds like the actress' lack of Star Wars knowledge didn't just extend to her not knowing what a droid was. In fact, elsewhere in Phoebe Waller-Bridge's appearance on The Graham Norton Show, she revealed that she had never seen a Star Wars film at that point. Don't worry, your shock was shared by others in attendance, as David Tenant quickly made sure to tell her that not seeing a single Star Wars movie was "a disgrace."
Of course, this is only the latest in a long line of stories about how interesting the Solo: A Star Wars Story audition process was for the principal cast. In fact, Alden Ehrenreich similarly spoke out about his bizarre audition process and explained how Phil Lord and Chris Miller made him play a mysterious role called "Mike" and act alongside a dog puppet in place of Chewbacca.
Make sure to watch out for Phoebe Waller-Bridge's debut in the Star Wars franchise next weekend when Solo: A Star Wars Story premieres in theaters on May 25. Stay tuned for more updates related to the film, and check out CinemaBlend's full review to see what we have to say about it, then head over to our review roundup to see what other critics are saying!