8:58pm PT by Ryan Gajewski
Watch 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Star Get Emotional While Viewing Trailer for First Time
Ardent Star Wars fans shouldn't feel ashamed for shedding a few tears during the upcoming film's final trailer.
Daisy Ridley, who plays Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, posted a video to Instagram on Monday of herself getting emotional while watching the promo for the first time. The trailer aired during halftime of ESPN's Monday Night Football.
"Staying in a little b'n'b with my friend," Ridley, 23, captioned the video. "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 #starwars #theforceawakens."
Ridley's response underscores the high level of anticipation for the film, along with the fact that even the project's cast members have yet to see a final cut of the film. Ridley was largely unknown in the U.S. prior to landing this role.
Force Awakens also stars Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Lupita Nyong'o and Adam Driver, along with returning cast Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill. The film hits theaters Dec. 18.
Ridley's post is below.