Image of the Day: Luke Skywalker trains Rey...Yoda-style

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Apr 11, 2016, 3:00 PM EDT

Daisy Ridley has become a fan favorite thanks to her performance in Star Wars: The Force Awakens as the young Force user Rey. And if her performance didn’t do it, fans will certainly fall in love with Ridley — and remain in love with Mark Hamill — when they see this picture.

Here, Ridley and Hamill re-create Luke Skywalker’s training scene from The Empire Strikes Back. Only this time, instead of Master Yoda perched on top of Luke’s back, the roles are reversed: Hamill is strapped to Ridley’s back. 

The circle is now complete. When Luke and Yoda trained, he was but the learner. Now he is the master.

A long time ago (last week I think) In a galaxy far, far way(@PinewoodStudios ) THIS happened! Happy Birthday Daisy! pic.twitter.com/dYc9j65YBD

— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) April 10, 2016



Hamill posted this photo to Twitter as a way to wish his Star Wars: Episode VIII padawan a happy birthday. I can’t think of a better birthday gift … to the rest of the Internet.

So, how did Ridley get strong enough to lift Hamill, who must weigh (guesstimating, here) 190 lbs? She works at it, that’s how:



(Via Twitter)