Unless you've been living under a rock (or perhaps in a galaxy far, far away), you know that the newest trailer for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" premiered last night, to near-universal acclaim. Two specific people who were watching along -- and enjoying every second of it -- were none other than stars Daisy Ridley and John Boyega, and the actors have shared their smile-inducing and heart-warming reactions to the clip.
Both Ridley and Boyega are relative newcomers who've caught the biggest breaks of their young lives thanks to joining the "Star Wars" series, and the excitement and importance of their involvement in the storied franchise isn't lost on them. That was apparent in each actor's reaction video, which they uploaded to their Instagram pages soon after the trailer dropped.
In Ridley's video, the actress is watching on her phone in bed, and her wide eyes and big grin are too adorable. At the end of the clip, she's moved to tears, and she explains in the video's caption just how much it means to her.
Staying in a little b'n'b with my friend... 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
"Totally emotional seeing it for the first time and so so so incredibly awed to be part of this incredible legacy," Ridley wrote.
Boyega's clip, on the other hand, is boisterous and energetic, as he watches the trailer alongside a friend completely transfixed, nodding and repeating "yep, yep, yep" then shouting "Ohhhhhh!" at the end. He punctuates his reaction by jumping on and over his couch.
"THE TRAILER IS JUST EEEEPPPPPPPIIIIICCCCCCC!" Boyega wrote. "Star Wars is back!"
We concur. Is it December 18 yet?
[via: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega]
Photo credit: Getty Images for Disney
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