In a fun new article posted by The New York times, several artists talk about their first time watching ‘Star Wars’, including Saoirse – who, incidentally, autidioned for Episode VII. Read her experience below.
My friend Bill as a boy loved it. I had seen the newer ones, and you know [screws up face], so I thought that’s what “Star Wars” was. He sat me down and said no, no, no, no, no, you have no idea how brilliant this is. So I watched it for the first time [two months ago]. It was so beautiful — I loved it. And I cried when I saw Yoda. Hormones, hormones and “Star Wars.” That’s why children should watch “Star Wars” and not 21-year-old women, because you get very maternal toward Yoda. Super-maternal. I don’t care [that he is hundreds of years old]! He was so wise, but he looked after so many people. Someone needed to take care of him. And then he dies, and he passed on all this wisdom to Luke. Oh my God, I’m going to go watch it again.