“Star Wars – I’ll tell you what – I identify very much with the guy with the lightsaber – the Jedi Knights,” Johnson said when asked who his favorite character was in the films.
“I am proud to say the lightsaber is manufactured, was invented in South Ruislip – the constituency I represent,” he added.
“I have a lightsaber in my office in Westminster – it is a most beautiful thing which was presented to my by no less a figure than Christopher Lee,” he said. Lee played Count Dooku in Star Wars.
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“We invented the lightsaber in Uxbridge, it is wielded in Northern Ireland, the resulting film is shown around the world … or something like that,” Johnson added.
The Jedi were an ancient order whose knights were guardians of peace and order in the Star Wars galaxy.
Among them were Anakin Skywalker – who turned to the dark side as Darth Vader – and his son, Luke Skywalker.
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