By Devan Coggan
Updated December 07, 2015 at 07:23 PM EST
Credit: David James/©Lucasfilm 2015

Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens promises a whole host of returning characters, from Han Solo to Admiral Ackbar, but it’s newcomer Rey who’s been touted as the upcoming film’s lead. We don’t know all that much about Daisy Ridley’s character — and we still don’t know her last name — but a new featurette teases a bit more information about the mysterious scavenger living on the desert planet Jakku.

In the featurette, which aired Sunday night on ABC Family, Ridley discusses the enigmatic Rey, calling her “an incredible woman.”

“I hope that women and men all across the world can see something they relate to in Rey, in a strong woman who does her own thing and has her own story,” Ridley says.

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Watch the featurette above, and read more about Ridley and costar John Boyega in EW’s cover story.

Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens

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