“I got ready for my first scene. And when they called ‘action,’ I opened my eyes and I saw C-3PO and started to cry,” she recalled. “When I was a kid, my dad [Bruce Dern] told me about these two characters they were making for this next movie. So it just feels like it’s come full circle, to be in the company of these characters that I heard about and then grew to love.
“I felt like I was actually waking up in my childhood fantasy.” A new TV spot for the film was released today, appearing to disprove the idea that Rey turns to the Dark Side.
Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren and Finn also feature prominently.