Carrie Fisher: ‘My advice for the newcomers? Don’t go through the crew like wildfire’

On Thursday morning (December 17) NME went along to the London press conference for Star Wars: The Force Awakens on the day the much-anticipated movie opened to the general public.

In attendance was new lead character, Daisy Ridley, veteran Star Wars cast members Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford, alongside other newcomers Lupita Nyong’o, Adam Driver and Gwendoline Christie.

John Boyega, who plays Finn in The Force Awakens, turned up late and embarrassed blaming a ‘very, very busy night’.

The cast answered questions from a team of select journalists but one of the highlights came when Daisy and crew were asked to talk about their experiences of working with the original cast members.

Daisy coyly brushed over the advice that Carrie had shared with her ahead of taking up her role as Rey but true to form, Carrie Fisher wasn’t backwards about sharing the ‘things’ she’d told the young star.

Watch the video below.

The Star Wars: Force Awakens soundtrack is now streaming on Spotify. Have a listen to get you in the mood for seeing the new movie. We also captured the first fan reactions to the new film, from the European Leicester Square premiere. See what the first members of the British public to see The Force Awakens had to say about the movie.