Star Wars: John Boyega, Daisy Ridley recreate auditions in SNL sketch
Also: Matthew McConaughey tries out for Lando
The Force was so strong with the fake Star Wars: The Force Awakens auditions on Saturday Night Live that the venerable late-night comedy show released a whole bunch more.
On Tuesday, SNL dropped a surprise follow-up to November’s clip showing Emma Stone, Jon Hamm, and more audition to earn a role in J.J. Abrams’ blockbuster sequel. Stone and Hamm are back for more in the bonus edition of the sketch, alongside Matthew McConaughey, who does a particularly uninspired pitch for himself to play Lando Calrissian.
Also appearing: Vanessa Bayer as an everyone’s favorite relatable superstar Jennifer Lawrence, Sasheer Zamata as Janelle Monae, various cast members as the Black Eyed Peas, Beck Bennett as Javier Bardem, Kyle Mooney as an introspective Shia LaBeouf, and Taran Killam playing Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
The the pièce de résistance, however, is return appearances from actual Force Awakens stars John Boyega and Daisy Ridley. Both appeared in the first version of the sketch, and once again display comic timing worthy of Poe Dameron in the latest go around. Ridley dances with Zamata’s Monae — a goofy GIF coming to Tumblr in the near future — while Boyega steals the show with his audition to play an “urbanized” Stormtrooper. Boyega goes on a rant against his colleague, TK-420, in the sketch, ending with the line: “We’re supposed to be helping Darth Vader, and you ain’t in the right place? King Kong ain’t got sh– on me!“
Get a look at what could have been above.