Have you ever wondered how a relatively unknown actress managed to get the lead in one of the biggest blockbusters of all time? Daisy Ridley’s audition tape was enough to blow Star Wars director J.J. Abrams away. Now that audition tape is available to watch. See Ridley channel her best Rey in this brief clip from The Force Awakens Bonus Features.
“When we brought her in I asked her to do this one scene, sort of this torture scene, very sort of intense,” Abrams elaborated. “And she just blew my mind. She’s reaching this depth of struggle and tears are streaming down her face. I thought, ‘This is unbelieveable.’ And I asked her to stop, gave her a couple adjustments, do it again. And she just did it again. And I thought, ‘Oh my God.'”