Star Wars Audition Tapes

When you hear about people who tried out for your favorite films, it can make for a great “what if”. Luckily sometimes we get a glimpse of those “could have been” moments through audition tapes. The Star Wars audition tapes are much discussed and a must-see for any fan of the original trilogy. Its really interesting to see Russell, who I usually like, do such a flat reading. Maybe he really didn’t want the role. Robby Benson and penny Williams both do decent jobs, but its obvious that Hamill and Fisher are better suited for their roles. What does everyone else think?

Kurt Russell as Han Solo

Harrison Ford as Han Solo

Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker

Robby Benson as Luke Skywalker

Andrew Stevens as Luke Skywalker

Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia

Cindy Williams as Princess Leia


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