Daisy Ridley's 'Star Wars' Audition Is Mind-Blowing and Intense AF

Clearly the force is with her (sorry).

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The lovable nerds who brought us Star Wars just released a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the film's casting process, and while we're still waiting to learn what BB-8 was doing pre-spotlight (off-Broadway plays, one assumes), we do get to see Daisy Ridley's audition.

After watching the 23-year-old actress tearfully make her way through one of The Force Awakens's more emotional scenes, it's easy to see why she was cast in the movie. To quote J.J. Abrams himself, "She just blew my mind. She's reaching this depth of struggle and tears are streaming down her face. I thought, 'this is unbelievable.'"

It's safe to assume "Someone Like You" was playing through her head at the time of this audition, right?

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Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.