We won't spoil anything else for you about her character, but we plan on telling you plenty about the up-and-coming star.
Here are 5 things to know about Ridley:
1 - She's Only 23!
Ridley is a native of London, England, and was born in 1992. Talk about making headway at such a young age.
2 - She Was Relatively Unknown Before 'Star Wars'
Ridley's IMDB credits only date back to 2013. She had a small role in "Mr Selfridge" in 2014 and was in the film "Scrawl" the following year. Ridley was cast as Rey back in April 2014. Here she is with fellow newcomer and co-star John Boyega, who also steals the show in "The Force Awakens."
3 - She's Got a Great Voice
According to co-stars John Boyega and Oscar Isaac, Ridley sang the entire time the cast was on set. Fans got a taste two weeks ago when the 23-year-old posted a sweet duet with Isaac.
4 - Gym Rat
Ridley is not afraid to show off her hard work at the gym. On Instagram, she posted a montage video of her at the gym working abs, shoulders and her core.
No one ever said marching through the sands of Jakku was easy.
5 - She's Definitely Grateful for 'Star Wars'
By now, everyone has seen the amazing video of Ridley breaking down when one of the movie's trailers. But let's take a look again, shall we?
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