It's hard to imagine anybody other than John Boyega playing Finn in the Star Wars sequel trilogy films. However, Spider-Man 3 actor Tom Holland has just admitted he auditioned for the role and lost it because of a co-star.
Holland recently spoke to Backstage while promoting his new film Chaos Walking. Interestingly, he admitted that he was one of the thousands of aspiring young actors who auditioned for the role of Finn in J.J. Abrams' Star Wars trilogy.
"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," Holland said.
It looks like Holland was well on his way to nabbing the role. However, he admitted that he messed it up because of the other person he was working with on a scene.
"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," Holland said.
Unfortunately, losing composure didn't work to Holland's advantage. Although he was quick to praise the woman for her efforts, he still didn't land a Star Wars movie role.
"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," Holland said.
Holland didn't get to work on a Star Wars trilogy but he did get the coveted role of Peter Parker in the Spider-Man movies. In addition to that, he got to work with Daisy Ridley, who played Rey opposite Boyega's Finn in the Star Wars sequel films. The two are currently promoting Chaos Walking.
Spider-Man 3 is currently in production. Chaos Walking will premiere on March 5.