Tweet: “My heart is heavy but I'm grateful that I got to know her. I’ll cherish the memories, conversations and her consistent support. Rest well.” Star Wars: The Force Awakens actor John Boyega is thankful to have worked with franchise icon Carrie Fisher in last year's (15) blockbuster. The veteran actress died on Tuesday (27Dec16), aged 60.
Quote: "I do have his number in my cell phone, I do... It'll probably go to voicemail 'cause he'd be like, 'Argh, this kid...!' I do send him selfies, once in a while." Star Wars newcomer John Boyega is thrilled to have original franchise lead Harrison Ford's phone number after working together on new sequel The Force Awakens.
Quote: "We'd just came from a (Los Angeles) Lakers game and all these players were like, 'Yo man, you're dope, we just saw the trailer!' and I was just like, 'The trailer's out?' So we rushed from the Lakers game and went to my agent's apartment and saw it." Star Wars: The Force Awakens actor John Boyega was completely unaware of the trailer's release in October (15).
Quote: "J.J. emailed me and he said, 'Can you travel down to Mayfair to meet me?', so I got in a taxi; I probably paid £150 without knowing it just to get to J.J. to hear what was going on... He sat me down, he spoke to me about a couple of things and then said, 'You're the new star of Star Wars,' and literally everything just froze. The whole world was perfect in that one moment." John Boyega on how he learned he's landed a lead role in director J.J. Abrams' new Star Wars movie.
Quote: "It's been great having someone who's had so much experience to try and like, talk me through this whole thing that's going on right now... It's so weird, it's so strange." Hollywood newcomer John Boyega is grateful to have the support of Robert Downey, Jr. to turn to for advice as he prepares to shoot to superstardom with his new role as leading man Finn in Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens.
Quote: "I haven't seen the movie cut together, so it will be fun when I finally do." John Boyega, who plays lead character Finn in the new Star Wars blockbuster, hasn't seen the finished version of the film yet.
Quote: "Man, the lightsaber came in this case. The guys brought it out and I'm like, 'Now's the moment, now's the time'. I held it in my hand and I just felt, you know, the clouds open up and the white doves come flying down. It feels very, very good. I hugged it for the whole day. I didn't allow anyone to hold it but me." Actor John Boyega, one of the stars of the new Star Wars film, recalls the first time he held his character's lightsaber.
Fact: A terminally-ill Star Wars fan has been treated to an advance preview of the upcoming instalment The Force Awakens following a social media campaign backed by actors Mark Hamill and John Boyega. Daniel Fleetwood, who has been given months to live in his battle with cancer, watched the film on Thursday (05Nov15) following a surprise call from director J.J. Abrams. The sci-fi movie is released next month (Dec15).
Quote: "All that time, my dad saw me leave (for work)... I just told him I was on (TV show) 24." STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS star John Boyega kept his casting a secret from his family until he had photographic proof he'd landed a role in the sequel.
Tweet: "Thank you for all the love and support! The fan mail and fan art has added to my joy! Isn’t is crazy that Star Wars is actually happening? I’m in the movie but as a star wars fan I am very excited! A year is a long time but it will be worth the wait." Actor John Boyega thanks fans for their positive response to the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, in which he appears.