Saoirse Ronan has confirmed to Sky News she has read for a part in the new Star Wars film.
The 19-year-old Irish actress, whose new film How I Live Now opens this week, has confirmed rumours that she’s auditioned for a role – before modestly adding “so has everyone”.
Names linked with the JJ Abrams film read like a who’s who in Hollywood – with Benedict Cumberbatch, Ryan Gosling, Leonardo DiCaprio and Simon Pegg all mentioned in the press over recent months.
The original trio of Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher are also heavily tipped to reprise their roles in the Star Wars galaxy.
As with any JJ Abrams film, plot details are almost non-existent, but it’s thought Saoirse Ronan could have auditioned for the part of Han Solo and Princess Leia’s daughter.
When questioned on the subject of the film by Sky News – the Atonement star said bosses would “chop off her head with a light-sabre” if she revealed any more.
Star Wars Episode VII begins shooting in England next year – with a summer 2015 release date pencilled in.