For STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI Daisy Ridley had to go through rigorous training which involved learning to fight with her staff and then finally sword fighting training that allowed to swing like a pro.
In a recently released video, Ridley is seen practicing with her fighting coach Lian Yang. Coach Yang said "I was planning to teach her the whole routine in three days but she surprisingly learned everything in an hour and a half. She's a very quick learner."
Talking about the training sessions, Daisy Ridley shared, "Physically I never really had to push myself that hard and stamina wise you're like oh my god. It's like a psychological thing of knowing that you can do it more and more."
he rest of the cast is also seen training hard for the film. Gwendoline Christie said that fight training for the clash between Finn (John Boyega) and Captain Phasma (her character in Star Wars) was the hardest physical thing she had done yet. John Boyega also said that the shoot for the showdown between Finn and Phasma was very tiring.
Actor Adam Driver who will be seen on the dark side is also seen back on training mats with a cross guard light saber, saying "These stunt guys are very disciplined so you can't half-ass it."
Catch the video of the star cast’s special training below: