Star Wars: The Force Awakens is shaping up to be the biggest movie of the year, which shouldn’t be a surprise. The highly anticipated new episode of the Star Wars saga will premiere on December 18th around the world, with preorders having already smashed through existing records. Even so, Disney’s marketing team is heavily promoting the movie with new commercials being released on a regular basis. Furthermore, director J.J. Abrams and some of the cast have already appeared in various interviews detailing the making of the huge movie.
A brand new sketch for Saturday Night Live might be one of the best marketing stunts Abrams and Co. pulled off yet. In the short clip, the director shows some of the auditions for the movie featuring several different celebrities trying out for various roles.
Some of these screen tests feature Force Awakens stars Daisy Ridley and John Boyega, as well as acclaimed actors Emma Stone and Jon Hamm. The SNL crew impersonate several other famous personalities, including Sofia Vergara, David Beckham, Danny DeVito, Shaquille O’Neil, Javier Berdem, Chris Tucker and George Lucas.
Check SNL’s full Star Wars celebrity auditions sketch below.