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