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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ star Daisy Ridley cried while watching the new trailer

No one is more excited about the new 'Star Wars' trailer than the movie's lead actress.


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Internet Culture

Published Oct 20, 2015   Updated May 27, 2021, 7:00 pm CDT

Heartfelt weeping is a totally acceptable reaction to the awesome new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer. Just ask actress Daisy Ridley, who plays the main character Rey, and who broke down in tears when she saw the new trailer on Monday night.

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Rey gets more screentime in the trailer than in previous clips, so she had an even better reason to be excited than the rest of us.

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“Staying in a little b’n’b with my friend,” she wrote on Instagram. “Set an alarm to watch the trailer … My friend filmed my reaction. Totally emotional seeing it for the first time and so so so incredibly awed to be part of this incredible legacy.”

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John Boyega‘s Instagram reaction was equally adorable, albeit with a lot more yelling. Who can blame him? He’s in Star Wars!

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Photo via Gage Skidmore/Flickr (CC BY SA 2.0)

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*First Published: Oct 20, 2015, 7:59 am CDT