During an interview with Backstage, the 24-year-old actor was asked, “Do you have an audition horror story you could share with us?”
“I’ve had quite a few. I’ve read the wrong lines at the wrong audition before,” Tom shared. “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. 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.”
Tom recently expressed his desire to take on this iconic role!