John Boyega and BB-8 totally fanboy out watching new Star Wars trailer, fall off sofa/beep a lot

Be fair, who DIDN’T pretend to have a lightsaber duel after watching The Force Awakens trailer?

Earlier this week the full trailer for long-awaited Star Wars sequel The Force Awakens hit the internet, and everyone went a bit crazy for it – including a few of the people actually in it.


We already knew that Daisy Ridley (who plays Rey in the film) got a bit emosh when she saw the footage, but now videos of both star John Boyega and new droid BB-8 freaking out over the trailer have emerged, and they’re both pretty hilarious.


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While Boyega (ex-stormtrooper Finn in the movie) starts off pretty calm in the video, he gets increasingly excited as the trailer goes on, eventually rolling off the sofa in sheer joy and re-enacting his swiftly-seen lightsaber battle while yelling “C’mon, Kylo Ren!” 

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Meanwhile, his spherical co-star (or a remote-control toy version of him at least) shrieked and span around like a champ in a video released by the official Star Wars Instagram, riffing on Ridley’s original video.

It’s certainly nice to know that actors (and fictional droids) can get just as excited about us as the movies – now, how long until we get to hear Chewie’s nuanced response to the trailer? We bet he’d have a lot to say.


Star Wars: The Force Awakens is released in UK cinemas on the 18th December