Published in ATTN:
As Jedi superfans across the world count down the days until the Dec. 18 release of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," we've seen scant details about the new sequel’s plot. But there's one thing we do know: The new lead character of Rey is a total boss. And she also happens to be a woman.
Played by 23-year-old British actor Daisy Ridley in her first major role, Rey is a scavenger who lives in a ship graveyard on the planet of Jakku. She’s scrappy, self-reliant, and strong: a woman who “does her own thing and has her own story,” Ridley said in a behind-the-scenes teaser. "I hope that women—and men—across the world can see something they relate to in Rey."