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.
— 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: