Saoirse Ronan lives on a street. And word on that street is that she auditioned for the new Star Wars film. Many actors have had this honor, so that in and of itself is not newsworthy.
But while discussing this with the Empire Podcast, she let slip the fact that her auditioning process involved holding a lightsaber. It stands to reason that if she held a lightsaber during her audition, there might be one in the finished film as well. Maybe.
That's not all! Dedicated scoop machine @mntndewfan666 was actually hiding under a Bantha rig and saw the whole audition. According to her, Saoirse was forced to say "May the Force be with you," "I have a bad feeling about this," and "Beam me up, Scotty" for her line readings. She also had to say "I am Han Solo's kid and I will team up with Boba Fett's kid to betray Luke Skywalker by the end of the film, but then Luke Skywalker's kid will kill me," whatever that means.
These are very exciting times, not just for us, but also for Saoirse Ronan, whose entire life, from her naming onward, has revolved around possibly being in a Star Wars film. Now maybe that dream can come true.