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Star Wars: The Force Awakens cast react to the latest trailer

By now the entire world has seen, or at the very least heard about, the full-length final trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The extended preview dropped late last night during halftime on ESPN's Monday Night Football, delivering fresh glimpses of the saga's most beloved figures and hinting at new developments in the franchise. And now it turns out that two of the film's leading cast members were also seeing this footage for the first time.

Daisy Ridley, who plays the scavenger Rey, was tucked up in bed back in the UK when her alarm woke her so she could watch the trailer. With a friend on hand to record her adorable responses, she quickly posted the video to Instagram. Presumably so the world could fall in love with her:

Over in LA, John Boyega, who's taking on the Luke Skywalker-esque role of Finn, watched the sizzle reel with a buddy, also capturing his reaction. His enthusiasm is damn near infectious:

Expect many more reaction videos to hit the web when Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in the UK on December 17 and in the US a day later on December 18.

Gem Seddon

I'm GamesRadar+'s west coast Entertainment News Reporter. I'm a bit obsessed with all things Aliens and Terminator. You can find my byline on our best Netflix movies and best Netflix shows lists.