Daisy Ridley Shows Off Lightsaber Moves on Instagram

By Giuliana Manca, Epoch Times
April 26, 2016 Updated: April 26, 2016

Portraying a natural-born fighter takes a lot of work and a lot of practice. Even for Rey, one of the main protagonist of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” 

Daisy Ridley—Rey’s off-screen counterpart—uploaded a video to her Instagram on April 24.

Ridley shows off her lightsaber skills in preparation for Episode VIII, due for release in December 2017. 

As of April 25, the post has received over 159,000 likes. 

Renowned stunt man, Liang Yang has been training the 24-year-old actress, who calls Yang a “Wushu fricking master” 

Yang played the role of the Stormtrooper who yelled “Traitor” at Finn, the other main protagonist in “The Force Awakens.”  The fan favorite films Ridley’s graceful moves and even makes an appearance at the end.

You can watch the full video above.