Daisy Ridley Gets A Birthday Shoutout From Mark Hamill
Mark Hamill took to Instagram to wish his new Star Wars costar Daisy Ridley a happy birthday on Sunday.
Mark Hamill & Daisy Ridley
Hamill shared a picture of himself getting a piggyback ride from Ridley as he points off into the distance. He captioned the snap, “A long time ago (last week I think) In a galaxy far, far way(@PinewoodStudios ) THIS happened! Happy Birthday Daisy!”
Hamill was a part of the original Star Wars trio, playing Luke Skywalker in George Lucas‘s first three films alongside Harrison Ford as Han Solo and Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia. For the latest trilogy, Hamill has reprised his part as the Jedi warrior. He made his first appearance in the J.J. Abrams-directed Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens towards the very end in a scene with Ridley.
Ridley has taken on the lead role of Rey in the new films, and her character appears to be a Jedi like Luke Skywalker. Ridley was among the up-and-coming stars to join the Star Wars franchise, along with John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron) and Adam Driver (Kylo Ren).
Star Wars: Episode VIII, which is currently filming, is slated to hit theaters Dec. 15, 2017.