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Daisy Ridley was, again, moved to tears over Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Few people have been allowed to watch the anticipated sequel, the seventh in the series and the start of a new trilogy, before its Dec. 18 release date. Among them are, naturally, members of the cast, including Ridley, its female lead and a franchise newbie, who plays the scavenger Rey. The 23-year-old British actress got emotional on the way back from her first screening.

"I came out and I was like, 'Yeah, I'm cool' and then in the car ride, I was like, 'Waaaah' the whole way," Ridley said on Good Morning America on Wednesday. "And then the whole way home, a 10-hour journey."

Even making the movie made her emotional.

"Like, the first few months of filming, I cannot remember," she said. "I was just like overwhelmed and so emotional."

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Both Ridley and co-star John Boyega, another franchise newbie, got emotional, in different ways, while watching a Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer. They posted videos of their reactions on their Instagram pages in October.

"It's so good," Boyega said about the movie on Good Morning America. "It is so good. This is a great reminder that Star Wars is back after so long and there's just a great balance between the new generation and the old, full of action, full of passion and it's quite emotional. I enjoyed it."


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Boyega, who is also 23 and British, plays Finn, a human former Stormtrooper.

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During their interview on Good Morning America, he also paid kudos to Ridley's character after the actress talked about how Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games films inspires female viewers.

"Rey is cooler," he said.