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Mark Hamill sends Daisy Ridley a birthday message she won't soon forget

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We’ve heard of Hollywood stars throwing their weight around on set, but Mark Hamill took things to a whole new level as he and co-star Daisy Ridley recreated Luke Skywalker and Yoda’s iconic Jedi training scene from The Empire Strikes Back.

In what has become probably the most shared birthday greeting in history – if you ignore, you know, Christmas – Mark Hamill tweeted this picture of himself and Ridley, taken during a break in filming at London’s Pinewood Studios, to celebrate the English actress’ 24th birthday yesterday.

 

 

Hamill, who is old enough to be her FATHER – nudge nudge, wink wink –­ captioned the picture: “A long time ago (last week I think) In a galaxy far, far way(@PinewoodStudios ) THIS happened! Happy Birthday Daisy!”

It’s a heart-warming image. But honestly, it’s enough of a burden on Ridley to carry the astronomical weight of the Star Wars franchise on her young shoulders, without having to physically schlep her fellow cast members around on her back.

Luke Skywalker and Yoda in The Empire Strikes Back

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