The closest most Star Wars fans will come to actually being in it is to geek it up like a Jedi for every conceivable dress-up party on the calendar.
If that Star Wars fan happens to be Lupita Nyong’o, though, dreams can come true and she has the Instagram posts to prove it.
Nyong’o, who plays pirate Maz Kanata in The Force Awakens, went full-blown fangirl on Saturday and posted cute selfies with both Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia – or Mark Hamill and Carrie Fischer for the uninitiated.
The 32-year-old beauty went cheek to cheek with the 64-year-old Hamill, saying: “#MarkHamill is the warmest jedi that ever did live.” She also posted a rather hilarious picture with Carrie Fischer and her French Bulldog: “Garry [sic] was surprisingly on his best behaviour,” she jokingly added.
Lupita’s two senior colleagues were both launched into stardom with the release of the first Star Wars film 38 years ago. The latest film, Episode VII of creator George Lucas’ franchise, is said to be set to smash previous box office records with the help of newcomers like Nyong’o.