Lily Aldridge is a ''huge Star Wars nerd''.

The 29-year-old model, who starred in the 50th anniversary issue of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit magazine, has revealed she's desperate to star in the much-anticipated 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' and has volunteered herself to play a Stormtrooper.

In an Instagram video, taken from the Victoria's Secret Swim Special, Lily says: ''I wanna be in the new movies, in the background, as a Stormtrooper. I don't care!''

Earlier this month, meanwhile, director J.J. Abrams said he went ''old school'' when making 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'.

Abrams said that although he had cutting-edge software and effects available to him when making the highly-anticipated film, there were times when he reverted to ''old school'' methods.

He shared: ''I feel like the beauty of this age of filmmaking is that there are more tools at your disposal but it doesn't meant that any of these new tools are automatically the right tools. And there are a lot of situations where we went very much old school and in fact used CG more to remove things than to add things.''

The 48-year-old director said he tried to limit the use of special effects where possible.

He explained: ''It was very important that we build as many sets as we could and that the film have a tangible, sort of authentic quality that you believed that these things were actually happening in a real space with real sunlight, if it was an exterior scene, or if we could build a big portion of a scene and not have anything be blue screen, do it where we could. It was a very important piece of work.''