Despite being several weeks before it’s release, Star Wars: The Force Awakens already has over $50 million in advance ticket sales. It is likely that it will be the biggest Hollywood movie of all-time. So I am sure that there was a plethora of actors and actresses that expressed interest in being in the mega movie. SNL revealed those stars who auditioned for the sci-fi epic, but didn’t get the part.
The real J.J. Abrams introduced several actual and fake celebrity auditions for the latest Star Wars. The stars were joined by real-life cast members Daisy Ridley and John Boyega. They include Cecily Strong as Sofia Vergara, Taran Killam as David Beckham, Jay Pharoah as Shaquille O’Neal going for the role of Chewbacca, cast member Beck Bennett as Javier Bardem, John Mayer trying to swoon Daisy, Danny DeVito trying out for the part of the round robot BB-8.
There were real stars as well including Emma Stone, who parodied her controversial part-Asian character in the movie Aloha, Michael Buble and Jon Hamm as Han Solo, or should I say “Hamm Solo.”
All this goes on as a creepy George Lucas (SNL cast member Bobby Moynihan) lurks in the background and tries Obi-Wan his way out of being detected and using Jedi mind tricks to get a Coke Zero.
This is an updated version from an older Saturday Night Live skit that aired a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. The fake auditions from the 90s included Christopher Walken played by Kevin Spacey, Burt Reynolds by Norm MacDonald and Barbra Streisand portrayed by Ana Gasteyer.