Asking someone out to a dance is hard enough, but when that person is an A1 celebrity, man oh man, may The Force be with you. In February, college student and Star Wars stan Kevin Carlock wrangled a couple of friends to create an adorable proposal video. In it, Carlock desperately asks Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Daisy Ridley to be his date for his school's upcoming spring formal.
Adorable, but the cringe is too strong with this one.
Despite his cute attempt, Ridley, who probably has her hands full with Star Wars: Episode VIII, responded to the student's request with the sweetest rejection letter on her Instagram.
So classy, Rey.
Her note reads:
Thank you so much for that brilliant invite to your formal. Unfortunately I’m locked in an INTENSE staring competition with Luke Skywalker, somewhere in the middle of the galaxy [sic], so I won’t be able to make it! Let me know how it goes! Have fun!
Daisy / Rey XO
Carlock swiftly replied to Ridley with his own note and mimicked the star's selfie.
You're a natural stud, Carlock.
"Ms. Ridley, thanks so much for your response. Father-daughter staring contests are epic, so I understand why you can’t make it," Carlock wrote back. The kid was probably alluding to conspiracy theories surrounding Rey's ancestry. "Good luck with Episode VIII, and may The Formal be with you," he added.
Lesson: if you're going to ask celebrities out to a dance via viral video, make sure you're sweet about it like Carlock and not weird about it, like this guy.