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'Midsommar's Jack Reynor Reveals He Auditioned for Multiple 'Star Wars' Roles

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 27: Jack Reynor attends the "Midsommar" New York Screening at Metrograph on June 27, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
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When Lucasfilm announced that it would be making a movie about Han Solo's origins, fan went into a frenzy speculating who would play Harrison Ford's younger self as the beloved Star Wars character. The coveted spot in Solo: A Star Wars Story ultimately went to Alden Ehrenreich, but actor Jack Reynor just shared that he auditioned for the part...as well as multiple others previously.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the Midsommar star stated, "It was interesting, and I think it would’ve been exciting to do the Han Solo movie."

Reynor added, "Who wouldn’t have wanted to play that character? Ultimately, it wasn’t to be for me, but I did watch the film and not only did Alden Ehrenreich do a really great job, it was my favorite of all the Star Wars movies
that have come out recently."

This wasn't the only Star Wars movie that Reynor tried out for. Before Solo, Reynor was auditioning for parts in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But when asked what roles the actor was trying for, he confessed that the process was so confusing and mysterious, he doesn't remember.

"I don’t want to go into it too much because I don’t know what kind of trouble I could get into; obviously, Star Wars is a big institution," Reynor explained. "It’s also long enough ago now that I can’t really remember what the sides were, but it was very exciting to be considered for Episode VII. It was a long process, obviously, and I met with [director] J.J. [Abrams] a couple of times on it. It was an exciting time, and then, of course, I was considered for the Han Solo movie, too. Again, that was a long process."

Despite his disappointment at not getting any of the parts, Reynor went on to pursue other films and is currently starring Midsommar, which is playing in theaters now.