'I identify very much' with Star Wars' Jedi, says UK's Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson, the favorite to become Britain’s next prime minister, said he identified closely with the Jedi Knights – the lightsaber-wielding mythical warrior monks of the Star Wars movies.

“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.

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“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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