Getting cast in Star Wars: Episode VII is probably the hottest gig in Hollywood at the moment so its no surprise that is the latest actor to campaign for a part in the space opera. The Star Trek Into Darkness star was a guest on Conan to promote his latest movie, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, when the talk show host questioned him about lobbying director for a role in Star Wars:
Yeah, it started with me with sort of…I just sort of would leave casual messages on his phone as a light saber. I thought he thought he was getting bad cell reception or something. Then, I even went on a chat show and auditioned for Chewbacca. I sat next to Harrison Ford and did my audition.
Cumberbatch has already collaborated with Abrams on Star Trek Into Darkness and after his excellent turn as KHAAAAN!, I could see him getting his villain on again in Star Wars. Anybody else think he'd make a great Grand Admiral Thrawn?
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