Amid 'Star Wars' secrecy, new cast members describe their characters

Sat Dec 12, 2015 7:08am EST
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The next installment in the "Star Wars" saga premieres in Los Angeles on Monday, one of the most highly anticipated movie releases of the year.

"The Force Awakens", the first "Star Wars" film in 10 years, has been cloaked in secrecy, with few details released.

Old hands Harrison Ford, who played Han Solo, Carrie Fisher, who portrayed Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker actor Mark Hamill return in the movie.

They are joined by "Star Wars" newcomers Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Lupita Nyong'o and Gwendoline Christie.

Here some of the cast describe their characters to Reuters:


"Rey is just a young woman. She's just a scavenger ... living a mundane life. She works to eat. There's no emotional support around her, there's no one broadening her horizons.

And then she meets Finn and they go on this incredible adventure."   Continued...

Director J.J. Abrams (3rd R), cast members John Boyega (3rd L), Daisy Ridley (4th L), and Adam Driver (2nd R) pose for pictures together with Star Wars character R2-D2 (front L), stormtroopers, and BB-8 (front R) during a red carpet fan event for their upcoming movie "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in Tokyo, Japan, in this December 10, 2015 file photo.  REUTERS/Yuya Shino/Files