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Check out how bad-ass Daisy Ridley is training as a full-out Jedi for Star Wars: Episode VIII

April 26th, 2016 by Irwin Fletcher Comments


We don’t know an awful lot about Star Wars: Episode VIII yet, but it looks as though Daisy Ridley’s Rey will certainly be kicking no small amount of ass, if her latest social media upload is anything to go by.

The 24-year-old actress posted a video to her Instagram account, showing off her lightsaber skills and toned physique. Yes, she’ll definitely be ready for Kylo Ren in the next movie.

Ridley’s martial arts trainer is stunt performer Liang Yang, who she describes as a “Wushu fricking master”. Pretty cool name. She continues, “I always try to get him to teach me things… this was today! Obvs not great but he’s amazing and he’s also featured at the end our stunt team are the most incredible group of people, so lucky I get to train with them!”

Cheers for the catch, Squareeyed

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