Saoirse Ronan might have lost 'Star Wars' role by blabbing

The Irish actress said she spilled the beans on her 'Star Wars' audition, and it might have cost her a shot at a part.
Posted By Gabrielle Levy  |  Nov. 11, 2013 at 4:49 PM
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(UPI) -- Saoirse Ronan may be one of the hottest young actresses in Hollywood but there's one highly anticipated franchise she won't be in.

Ronan, starring in the upcoming The Grand Budapest Hotel, said she suspects she's going to miss out on a part in Star Wars: Episode VII -- partly because she talked about auditioning.

"I don't have Star Wars. I don't have the role," Ronan said, in a tone The Playlist described as "defeated." "I just shouldn't have said anything. I just auditioned for it, like everyone else did."

"To pretend that you have a lightsaber in a scene is always very exciting. It would be great. But it's something that everyone's gone up for."

In October, after the audition, Ronan didn't say much about what the experience was like. She did get to pretend to wield a lightsaber, and fortunately, was just glad to get to audition.

"I think it’s the only time I’ve ever thought, ‘You know what? Even if I don’t get it, I had so much fun auditioning, pretending to take out a lightsaber -- out of a bag, kind of inspect it and not know what it is,'" she said in October. "That was… that was great. A lightsaber! Star Wars!”

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