‘Outer Banks’ Star Chase Stokes Almost Played This Iconic ‘Star Wars’ Role

by Jeremy Spirogis
Chase Stokes

In April 2020, Outer Banks grew to become an on the spot hit. The Netflix collection stars Chase Stokes, who performs the lead function, John B. Before being forged for the Netflix teen drama, Stokes auditioned for a task in a Star Wars movie. Find out which iconic Star Wars character Stokes virtually obtained to play. 

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Chase Stokes performs a heartthrob within the Netflix collection ‘Outer Banks’ 

Outer Banks skyrocketed Stokes into the Netflix highlight. As John B, Stokes is the principle protagonist within the teen drama. Together along with his finest mates, who he refers to as Pogues, John B searches for his lacking father and, subsequently, $400 million in buried treasure. His sun-kissed surfer vibe makes John B straightforward on the eyes, however it’s his respect for girls and thirst for journey that makes him so charming. 

Before Outer Banks, Stokes labored on different initiatives like Stranger Things. He additionally starred in tv collection like Daytime Divas and Tell Me Your Secrets

Originally, Chase Stokes didn’t need something to do with ‘Outer Banks’

In the early days of casting, Rudy Pankow went after the function of John B. “[During] the first chemistry read, I was John B, and everything was pretty much lined up until the last chemistry read when they were like, ‘We’re not sure yet,’” Pankow defined to Us Weekly.

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That’s seemingly as a result of casting was making an attempt to persuade Stokes to take the function. “The first time I got the audition, it was the most bland email I’ve ever got,” Stokes advised Barstool Sports’ Chicks within the Office. “It was 4 mates on a treasure hunt, Netflix, and the character’s identify was John B. So I used to be like, ‘This is f*ucking Goonies. It’s a Goonies reboot.’” Turned off by the concept, Stokes turned the present down as a result of he didn’t need to “touch a piece of iconic cinema and destroy it.” Fortunately, he modified his thoughts after seeing the script a number of months later. 

“I learn the pilot, and I’m like ‘Oh my god, this isn’t The Goonies,” Stokes recalled. “I screwed this up so bad.” As a friend of showrunner Jonas Pate, Stokes’ agent inspired one other read-through of the script. With a greater understanding of the idea, Stokes agreed to learn for Topper, Sarah Cameron’s boyfriend, and finally, John B. 

Chase Stokes virtually performed the function of Han Solo 

In an interview with BuzzFeed, Stokes revealed how he auditioned for a task within the Star Wars franchise. “When they did the Han Solo reboot, I got pretty deep in the casting to play Han Solo,” Stokes stated. “I see it!” castmate Pankow added. “Nice dude, that’s awesome,” Jonathan Daviss stated. Stokes recalled studying 5 instances for the function of Han in Solo: A Star Wars Story, however the half was given to 30-year-old Alden Ehrenreich. 

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Stokes’ castmates even have some attention-grabbing audition experiences. Madelyn Cline learn for a task within the Coen Brother’s movie True Grit. Daviss talked about auditioning for the function of Jamal on My Block. Pankow stated he auditioned for a number of components on Outer Banks, together with Rafe, John B, and JJ. 

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