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Daisey Ridley has emotional reaction to ‘Star Wars’ trailer

Daisey Ridley as Rey, left, and John Boyega as Finn, in a scene from the new film, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

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Daisey Ridley as Rey, left, and John Boyega as Finn, in a scene from the new film, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

Daisey Ridley — who is set to play lead character Rey in the upcoming “Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens” film — had an emotional reaction to the movie’s trailer, which was released on Monday.

In a video posted to Instagram, Ridley is seen curled up in bed with her phone in front of her playing the trailer. The phone’s blue light flickers on her face as her eyes get wide, she yells a little, and she begins to cry.

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“Oh my God, it’s amazing,” she gasps.

The latest trailer for the long-awaited “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” hit screens across America on Monday during the game between the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles. Tickets for the movie, slated to open in the United States and Canada on Dec. 18, went on sale Monday.

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The film, directed by J.J. Abrams, continues the series created by George Lucas, and is set 30 years after “Star Wars: Episode VI — The Return of the Jedi” (1983).

The movie’s cast includes many original characters: Harrison Ford as Han Solo, Carrie Fisher as Leia, Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, and Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca. The orginal actors are joined by new ones: In addition to Ridley’s Rey, Gwendoline Christie will play Captain Phasma; Adam Drive, bad-guy Kylo Ren; and John Boyega, Finn.

Watch the video here:

More coverage:

New trailer unveiled for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

‘Star Wars: Force Awakens’ tickets to go on sale Monday night

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