The stars of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens won't be sworn to secrecy forever. But when E! News spoke to actors John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o and Daisy Ridley at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, all four admitted to being afraid of spilling secrets before the movie's Dec. 18 release.
"It was incredible to be a part of the Star Wars universe and to be there in person actually surrounded by the galaxy far, far away," Nyong'o, 32, said. Asked if she plays a badass onscreen, the Oscar winner cheekily replied, "I plead the fifth."
Director J.J. Abrams didn't share spoilers either, though he did speak about the obstacles he faced in reviving the franchise. "It was a constantly overwhelming experience to work on this movie. The biggest job I had, I think, was fighting that, because I could never let my sort of fan heart overwhelm what I knew was required, which is for me to do my job. Giving notes to Harrison Ford about what Han Solo should or shouldn't do, it's a weird thing in concept, you have to just go, 'That's not how I can look at it. I have to look at it like I'm the director and he's the actor. What's the scene?'" Abrams, 49, recalled. "That was sort of the biggest challenge."