'First cast reading for Star Wars was most crazy thing,' says Domhnall Gleeson

'First cast reading for Star Wars was most crazy thing,' says Domhnall Gleeson

DOMHNALL Gleeson has described the first cast reading of the forthcoming Star Wars: Episode VII film as the “most crazy thing.”

Earlier this week the iconic photo was released of the newly announced stars of the movie, and the Dubliner revealed that it was only a matter of days within which he discovered that he was confirmed for the next installment of the sci-fi series.

“It all happened very quickly. It was the day before kind of thing, then all of a sudden I was sitting at a table reading with these people,” he said.

Gleeson joins members of George Lucas’s original 1977 cast - Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill – and newcomers Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Andy Serkis, Max Von Sydow and Daisy Ridley.

The 30-year-old said that he was told on Monday that his audition for the role was successful.

“My dad turned it down,” he joked to Today FM's Ray D'Arcy about his award-winning actor father Brendan Gleeson.

The Frank actor has signed elaborate secrecy clauses and explained that he is unable to speak about the plot.

"I don't want to say too much about it because I am terrified I will accidentally give the entire story away," he added.

"But obviously I'm extremely excited about it. We had the read-through and it was incredible sitting in the room with all those unbelievably talented actors."