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Thursday, 12 October 2017 10:02

One Thing That Surprised Daisy Ridley About Lightsabers

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Anybody who grew up with Star Wars has imagined themselves as a Jedi wielding a glowing lightsaber. Daisy Ridley has actually done it, and it turns out the reality is very different from the fantasy.

The actress, who will reprise her role as Rey in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, says that the actual props are more difficult to swing around than you'd expect. It sounds like it isn't quite as much fun as you'd think. According to Ridley...

They're really heavy. Three, four, five kilos? And the weight's very unevenly distributed.

For the American audience who's not familiar with a kilo outside of the latest drug smuggling movie, a kilogram is more than two pounds, so a four to five-kilogram item is running somewhere in the neighborhood of ten pounds, give or take. That's certainly heavier than most of us would have probably guessed. Add to that, the fact that the weight isn't even, mostly in the base we'd expect, and what you have sounds like the worst toy sword ever designed. Pretending to be a Jedi doesn't sound like nearly as much fun as it did when I was a kid.

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