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Ben Kingsley's witty response to those Star Wars 7 audition rumors

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Oct 8, 2013, 3:12 PM EDT

It seems like everybody is on the short list for J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII, and now new target Ben Kingsley has responded to rumors he’ll be joining the Jedi gang.

The folks at Total Film had the chance to ask Kingsley about the rumored audition, and the award-winning actor had a little fun with the question. He’s obviously joking around, but it sounds like it’s mostly just a rumor — at least at this point. Whatever he's up to, the dude is at least having some fun.

Here’s an excerpt:

“Oh, what a shame that I wasn't awake during the audition. It's passed me by entirely...I have no recollection of it whatsoever! I do apologize to the producers and director, but I'm afraid that I have no recall of this.”

Judging by Kingsley’s response, it sounds like he hasn’t taken a meeting on the film at this point. Either that, or he’s just totally messing with us. You be the judge.

(Via Total Film)