SNL Star Wars auditions: Jon Hamm, Emma Stone try for Force Awakens
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, Saturday Night Live aired a bunch of fake Star Wars auditions from the likes of Christopher Walken (as played by Kevin Spacey), Jack Lemmon (also Spacey), Walter Matthau (still Spacey), Burt Reynolds (former cast member Norm MacDonald), Barbra Streisand (former cast member Ana Gasteyer), and Richard Dreyfuss (former cast member and now announcer Darrell Hammond), among others.
Now, with a new Star Wars movie just weeks ago, SNL brought the concept back, but with an added twist: real stars, including Jon Hamm, Emma Stone, Michael Buble, and Force Awakens cast members John Boyega and Daisy Ridley, participated in the sketch alongside the celebrity impressions.
So there’s Ridley reading a scenes with Cecily Strong’s Sofia Vergara and the real Michael Buble; Boyega sarcastically laughing at the idea of a black stormtrooper, a dig at the racist comments made about his participation in the film; Hamm auditioning to play “Hamm Solo”; Stone referencing the controversy that surrounded her being cast as a woman with Asian heritage in this year’s flop Aloha; and impressions of Javier Bardem (cast member Beck Bennett), Shaquille O’Neal (cast member Jay Pharoah), George Lucas (cast member Bobby Moynihan), and even PEOPLE Sexiest Man alive David Beckham (cast member Taran Killam), who kicks BB-8. There’s a GIF for that one.
Also of note: Danny DeVito playing BB-8.
The fake SNL Star Wars auditions even included an appearance from director J.J. Abrams himself. Watch the sketch below. The Force Awakens is out on Dec. 18.