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RUMOR "Rachel" and "Thomas" revealed

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' started by MagnarTheGreat, Apr 20, 2015.

  1. MagnarTheGreat

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    This originally went out in late October of 2013. So they were looking for actresses and actors to convey these profiles then as they were baked into wherever the script and the production ideas were at the time. J.J. Abrams said in January 2014 that the script had been finished and Kasdan later said in a video in May that he was still working on the script.

    This is the audition script used for the open auditions. It is based on Chapter 19 of the first Hunger Games novel. Rachel is Katniss and Thomas is Peeta.

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    Screen capture of the script used at auditions. Click image for full size.


    They were looking for brunettes that looked like Carrie Fisher at the callbacks. Here's another example. Before the table read in late April 2014, an anonymous political twitter account that month said that this Bristol actress (Alice) was one of the finalists for the female role (compare image with Daisy Ridley Rey image.)

    A video of one of the callbacks.

    They also considered minority actors under the "Thomas" code name. This man said that he made it very far into the process.

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    RTÉ's Stephen Byrne said that he and Daisy Ridley at first auditioned using the Hunger Games inspired script.

    They also used these two code names to audition other talent, such as Crystal Clarke and Pip Andersen, for other roles.

    as well as Maisie Richardson-Sellers (Korr Sella / code named the "emissary").

    and Jessica Henwick (Jess Pava).

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    BBC - Star Wars executive 'staggered' by teaser reaction

    The updated Star Wars Year by Year: A Visual History for 2016 states that Daisy Ridley was cast in the lead role of "Kira" on February 5, 2014, landing the starring role after five auditions over the course of seven months. It states that John Boyega was cast in one of the lead roles, "Sam", on February 25, 2014, after nine auditions.

    Daisy Ridley said that she had to keep it secret that she won the role for 3 months, which dates back to approximately February 2014, and that she auditioned over the course seven months, which dates back to approximately mid-2013. A video clip of one of her auditions for the role.

    John Boyega said that he auditioned over the course of seven months.

    BBC News - Star Wars: 'No pressure' for UK duo John Boyega and Daisy Ridley



    John Boyega droppin' some knowledge on his twitter about a year ago:

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    Daisy Ridley played coy but never denied it.

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    If they modeled Rey after Katniss, which is very possible, then she is certainly not a solo and my money on the skywalker kid becomes the only obvious candidate left.
     
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    What makes you so sure?
     
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    Part of the power and allure of Katniss is that she is entirely self made. She is the to quote the replacements "the son(in this case daughter) of no one." If Katniss, keep in mind I haven't read the books, is the daughter of the president through a secrete family affair, then the whole concept of her character changes. She is not self made. To me this is what makes Katniss powerful. Imagine Harry Potter if his father is really the enemy trying to kill him? It would ruin the whole concept of the character and the story.

    The power of the self made character is that anyone in the audience can be that. People identity with them. If the protagonist is the prince so and so, then its really hard for the reader to relate because how many of us are princes? I don't know if that makes sense.

    I'm not saying that Rey is not a solo, I'm saying that if they modeled her after Katniss then I think we will find out she is not related to Luke or Leia.
     
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    She strikes me as more of a Lisbeth Salander type, starts off as an independent woman and stays that way. Even down to the Grandpa figure she cares for before his death (Von Sydow)
     
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    Hmmm this is interesting don't get me wrong. But it defiantly feels like the far end of speculation.
     
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    Certainly an interesting comparison. There is nothing in her costume or dress to indicate that she is antisocial or anything like that. Also, I think it was Kennedy herself who drew the Katniss idea. However it is also worth noting that she is also not wearing white, the traditional color of the hero. See Luke's top compared to Vader. She is wearing earthy neutral tones. The Salander character does not dress this way, neither does Katniss for that matter, but her dress matches her surroundings at almost all times. She does not seek to really separate herself from her surroundings unless shes forced to.
     
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    Amazing insight! I'm mainly going on the speculation that she's socially isolated.
     
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    Are we on this again? They used those descriptions to cast more than one character. And if Rey was Luke's kid or Han/Leia's kid, you think that would be in the description? It's just to give a basic idea of personality traits - not plot points. Tens of thousands of people showed up for this open casting call which they used to fill minor roles as well.
     
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    Really you are sighting herself sufficiency as reaons she is NOT related to someone so self-assured they gave him the last name Solo.
     
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    The concept of the self-made person is ridiculous. What people really mean when they use that term is a independent person that takes advantage of every opportunity that they are given.
     
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    More hints that Rey is Rey Solo!
     
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    This is not what self made means. Self made means that everything a person has they gave themselves. Princes, Dukes, Princesses inherit thier position. Leia's position within the rebellion, was inherited because of her fathers position. Luke at the same age did not have opportunity. Katniss is nobody. Yes she takes advantage of the skills she has, we all do, that is not what self made means. A self made Billionaire is a person who worked and earned their billion dollars. Yes they took advantage of opportunities, but they were not given a 20 million dollar inheritance the rest of us don't have an turn that into a billion dollars. That person is not self made.
     
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    LOL. Does every thread on every board end up being all about Rey?
     
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    pretty much. lol
     
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    She is a popular character right now.
     
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    so the theory it's about they're making a mirror of the hunger games?
     
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