‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Breakout Phoebe Waller-Bridge Didn’t Know What a Droid Was When She Auditioned — Watch

IndieWire | 5/20/2018 | Staff
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Anyone who’s seen “Fleabag” or “Killing Eve” knows Phoebe Waller-Bridge is an especially gifted actor and writer, but that doesn’t mean she’s well versed in all things. For instance, she didn’t know what a droid is when auditioning for “Solo: A Star Wars Story” despite the fact that she’s playing one in the new standalone film — not that it stopped her from getting the part.

“I was going to the audition and I thought, ‘This character’s amazing, she’s a revolutionary, she’s really cool, and the dialogue was amazing.’ But it kind of said just in one of the stage directions, ‘droid.’ So I was like, ‘droid, droid…'” she explained on “The Graham Norton Show.” And then I googled ‘droid’ and then nothing much came up, weirdly, just pictures. It wasn’t explicit that...
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