The media and promotion force has certainly awoken for the latest instalment from the STAR WARS franchise as THE FORCE AWAKENS has pulled in a new record amount of ticket sales. The cast and creators of the film have been busy with their promotions of the film – not that it needs much promoting – with the premiere on Wednesday evening in London’s Leicester Square and on Thursday, they participated in a press conference with media from across the globe present. 

In attendance at the press conference at the Corinthia Hotel in London was director J.J. Abrams, screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan and co-stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, Lupita Nyong’o, Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie and John Boyega – who arrived 15 minutes late, which you can see in the footage above. 

Apologies, I overslept,” he told journalists during the conference, before admitting that he’d had a “very, very, busy night“. – We can imagine, John!

Also during the press conference, Harrison Ford was asked for his thoughts on the upcoming STAR WARS spin-off film featuring a much younger version of his iconic character Han Solo, but he seemed very disinterested in the project and told journalists that he wants “nothing to do with it“. 

To find out what else was discussed during the event, watch the video player above for all of the gossip, discussion and information about the movie.

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS is out now in cinemas.


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