Newswire: Eddie Redmayne details his botched Kylo Ren audition

Though he’s already an accomplished actor thanks to The Theory Of Everything and The Danish Girl, Eddie Redmayne hasn’t really been able to build much genre cred for himself up until recently. He’s starring in the ever-expanding Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them series now, but he almost had a shot at a different big-time movie brand a while back. According to Uproxx, he actually auditioned for a role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and his explanation for why he didn’t get the part probably won’t surprise anyone who saw his dramatically unhinged performance in Jupiter Ascending.

He believes that he was auditioning for Kylo Ren, the part eventually played by Adam Driver, and he says that he came in and was handed a scene from Pride And Prejudice to read from so any details about the actual movie could be kept under …

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