Since the release of the 2015 American epic space opera film “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” it’s been smashing the box office.
23-year-old star, John Boyega, who plays one of the lead roles, Finn, in the science fiction movie – admits his pals had no idea he had such a key role in the film despite the fact he was away five days a week for two years.
Speaking on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, he said: ”I took them to the London premiere and after the premiere they were just like, ‘Yo, John, I never knew you were in the movie for so long – I thought you were an extra!’ ”I’m like, all this time I was leaving from Monday to Friday, what did you think I was doing, man, for two years?”
He said recently: ”What made me cry specifically was my involvement. It’s not anything to do with the story; it’s just seeing your character’s name consistently coming up in a script for a film that is ‘Star Wars’! ”Because for me, I would expect to read the first two pages, then your character’s name’s not coming up as much.
But it was good to see that Finn was a consistent character through this story and plays a vital and important role. And that just made me go, ‘Oh, yes!”’
John Boyega admits his friends were confused when they attended the premiere of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ and realised their friend was a lead character in the science fiction flick.