It’s crazy to think that Holland could’ve starred alongside Daisy Ridley in a sci-fi action movie. Oh wait, he already is in Chaos Walking, coming out next month.
Jokes aside, despite Holland chalking up the fact that he auditioned for Finn as just a comical “horror story,” this could’ve been a fork in the road moment for this young star.
Tom Holland recently spoke with Backstage and revealed that he auditioned for Finn in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Backstage asked Holland for an “audition horror story” where he revealed he read lines for John Boyega’s eventual role. Here’s his full response:
“I’ve had quite a few. I’ve read the wrong lines at the wrong audition before. 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. 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. And 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.”
Auditions for The Force Awakens were happening in 2014, when Andrew Garfield was still the Spider-Man everyone knew and (some) loved. If Holland had been about to pull himself together during “Bleep, bloop bloop, bleep bloop.” and landed the role of Finn, he may have never become Spider-Man.