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12/12/2013 03:49 pm ET | Updated Dec 13, 2013

Benedict Cumberbatch Is Shamelessly Trying To Get Into J.J. Abrams' 'Star Wars' Sequel (VIDEO)

Beneduct Cumberbatch has been a part of some of the biggest movies in the last few years, from "War Horse" to "12 Years a Slave," and he made a huge impression on J.J. Abrams with with his performance in "Star Trek Into Darkness." But the actor told "Conan" there's another big franchise he wants to be a part of: "Star Wars."

Cumberbatch admitted to shamelessly reaching out to Abrams in an attempt to get a role in the "Star Wars" sequel. "I would leave casual messages on his phone as a light saber," Cumberbatch said. "And then I even went on a chat show and auditioned for Chewbacca. Sat next to Harrison Ford, Han Solo himself.”

According to Cumberbatch, Ford seemed "very traumatized afterwards." For now, though, Cumberbatch can enjoy being a part of yet another enormous genre franchise. He voices the dragon Smaug in "The Hobbit: The Desoluation of Smaug," in theaters Friday.

"Conan" airs weeknights at 11 p.m. EST on TBS.

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