Lucky Daisy Ridley is. Yes. Mmm. Even luckier is Mark Hamill! The Force is especially strong with Rey's real-life counterpart this week. Daisy turned 24 on April 10, which is also the day the MTV Movie Awards aired, with "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens" winning Movie of the Year and Daisy accepting the Breakthrough Performance award as Rey.
What's better than winning awards? Getting some Yoda-level training from Mark Hamill on the set of "Star Wars: Episode VIII." Here's the photo Mark shared in honor of Daisy's birthday:
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) April 10, 2016
Epic! Obviously they should walk around the set like that all the time. It worked for Luke with Yoda in Episode V, aka "The Empire Strikes Back," so Daisy should stick with her Jedi master and follow that pointing finger wherever it leads.
That's not the only awesomeness for Daisy/Rey this week. "Room" star Jacob Tremblay asked fans for help in naming his adorable new dog, and the devoted "Star Wars" fan revealed that he decided to name her Rey:
— Jacob Tremblay (@JacobTremblay) April 10, 2016
All together now: Awwww.
It was announced back in mid-February that Episode VIII was shooting at Pinewoods Studio in London:
"Star Wars: Episode VIII, which is written and directed by Rian Johnson and continues the storylines introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, welcomes back cast members Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis. New cast members will include Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro, Academy Award nominee Laura Dern, and talented newcomer Kelly Marie Tran."
Episode VIII is scheduled for release December 15, 2017.
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