Kid Cudi reveals he auditioned for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

Hip-hop star says auditioning for JJ Abrams' 'Star Wars' film was 'wild'

Kid Cudi was in the running for a role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The hip-hop star revealed on Twitter that he auditioned for JJ Abrams’ film, due this December, after a fan suggested he should have a role in Star Wars.

Although best known as a recording artist, Kid Cudi has racked up numerous acting roles in recent years using his birth name Scott Mescudi. He appeared in this year’s Entourage movie and 2013’s Need For Speed, as well as the acclaimed 2010-11 HBO series How To Make It In America.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release in the UK on December 17 and takes place 30 years after the events of Return Of The Jedi. The film’s script was penned by JJ Abrams, Toy Story 3 writer Michael Arndt and Star Wars franchise veteran Lawrence Kasdan.

Although Kid Cudi missed out on a role, the film’s cast includes Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow and Andy Serkis, who join returning trio Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher.

New footage from the film was shared on Instagram at the end of last month, taking advantage of the image and video-sharing site’s new landscape format.