Saturday, September 5, 2015

'The Force Awakens' Actors React To Force Friday

By: Benjamin Hart

The past 48 have been incredible and crazy for Star Wars fans! Yesterday was "Force Friday" which saw the long awaited release of various toys and merchandise from Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. Fans all over the world rushed to their local retailers and stood in line for hours to be among the first at midnight to get their hands on everything from action figures and Lightsabers to the extremely popular remote control BB-8. Meanwhile, several cast members from The Force Awakens took part in the festivities, most notably Daisy Ridley and John Boyega, who portray Rey and Finn in the film, respectively, visited the Disney Store on Oxford Street in London amidst the midnight madness event, greeting fans and grabbing some merchandise for themselves.

Throughout the day and night Ridley and Boyega, and some fellow co-stars, took to social media to document their experiences. Below we collected various videos and photos that they shared for your viewing pleasure.

First off, Daisy Ridley posted videos of her(and her Dog's) reaction to a suitcase she recieved that was filled with The Force Awakens items:

Later Daisy shared video of herself and John Boyega at the Disney Store:

Next, the duo took over the official Star Wars social media outlets, appearing in several official videos and shooting a vlog-style video themselves:

Rey or Finn? You decide tonight at midnight. #ForceFriday
Posted by Star Wars Movies on Thursday, September 3, 2015

A video posted by Star Wars (@starwars) on

John Boyega also posted some vidoes himself, including a short PSA for Force Friday shoppers:

A video posted by @john_boyega on

A video posted by @john_boyega on

Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew also got in on the action, posting this photo of a "stowaway" BB-8 toy in his car:

And finally, the actress underneath the now iconic armor of Captain Phasma, Gwendoline Chrstie, appeared in a photo shared by the new official Star Wars Movies Facebook page surrounded by various Phasma themed merchandise:

How's your #ForceFriday? Gwendoline Christie is having a blast! #CaptainPhasma #TheForceAwakens
Posted by Star Wars Movies on Friday, September 4, 2015

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