For her "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" audition, Daisy Ridley mastered one of Rey's most difficult scenes: Kylo Ren's interrogation on Starkiller Base. The evil dictator uses Jedi mind-reading tactics in an attempt to retrieve information about the map that discloses Luke Skywalker's whereabouts, but it turns out the Force is too strong with Rey for him to succeed.
An excerpt of Ridley's audition is included in the hourlong documentary about the making of "The Force Awakens," which is part of the special features included on the forthcoming DVD/Blu-ray. BuzzFeed has a clip from the doc that includes the actress' screen test.
J.J. Abrams was seeking a newcomer who could capture Rey as "vulnerable and tough, sweet and terrified." It wasn't an easy search, but then along came Ridley. See for yourself below.