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

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.

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.

“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!

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

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested. Follow her on Twitter: @Hello_Tailor