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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Trailer Made Daisy Ridley Cry, John Boyega Jump for Joy

The force moved “Star Wars” cast member Daisy Ridley to tears and caused John Boyega to take a page out of Tom Cruise’s handbook and jump on a couch with excitement.

The final “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” trailer debuted on Monday night, promoting the actors of the upcoming sci-fi film to post their reactions on social media.

Ridley cried after watching the trailer on her iPhone and Boyega repeated the word “yeah” while nodding uncontrollably before leaping on his coach. Unlike his costar, he waited to get home from a Los Angeles Lakers game in order to watch the teaser on a big screen television set. Both posted videos on Instagram of themselves watching the video.

Ridley said she was “so so so incredibly awed to be part of this incredible legacy.” Boyega, on the other hand, thought the trailer was “JUST EEEEPPPPPPPIIIIICCCCCCC.”

 

The new footage, which aired on ESPN during “Monday Night Football,” shows Ridley’s character Rey scavenging a ship and Boyega’s Finn questioning his place in the galaxy. The trailer also featured original franchise stars Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher.

Director J.J. Abrams took to Twitter before the big reveal, writing “I don’t care if you’re black, white, brown, Jawa, Wookiee, Jedi or Sith. I just hope you like it,” in reference to the backlash following Boyega’s casting.

Cast member Greg Grunberg described the trailer as “incredible,” while Peter Mayhew simply guaranteed its authenticity.

Even BB-8 loved the trailer.

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Tickets are currently on sale for the film, which hits theaters on Dec. 18. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” also stars Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Max Von Sydow.

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