Now, six years later, with the most recent trilogy achieved, Boyega is speaking up about his time engaged within the franchise. And understandably, he doesn’t seem too joyful.
Boyega was referring to his character Finn, a former Stormtrooper who carried out a very important place inside the first movie of the most recent reiteration of the beloved franchise, nonetheless then largely grew to change into additional of a background character as the subsequent films centered additional on Rey and Kylo Ren, carried out by Daisy Ridley and Adam Driver.
And he said he wasn’t the one cast apart. It was every particular person of shade involved inside the movies, along with Naomi Ackie, Kelly Marie Tran, and Oscar Isaac, he said.
“Like, you guys knew what to do with Daisy Ridley, you knew what to do with Adam Driver,” he said. “You knew what to do with these other people, but when it came to Kelly Marie Tran when it came to John Boyega, you know f**k all. So what do you want me to say?”
But, he instructed the publication, “What they want you to say is, ‘I enjoyed being a part of it. It was a great experience…’ Nah, Nah, Nah. I’ll take that deal when it’s a great experience. They gave all the nuance to Adam Driver, all the nuance to Daisy Ridley. Let’s be honest. Daisy knows this. Adam knows this. Everybody knows. I’m not exposing anything.”
“I’m the only cast member who had their own unique experience of that franchise based on their race,” Boyega instructed GQ UK about his time engaged in “Star Wars.”
“Let’s just leave it like that. It makes you angry with a process like that. It makes you much more militant; it changes you. Because you realize, ‘I got given this opportunity but I’m in an industry that wasn’t even ready for me.'”
Boyega talked concerning the lack of life threats he obtained over his casting and the calls by some followers to boycott the film because of him. “Nobody else had that experience,” he said.
The interview has made waves online, with many praising Boyega, and others turning into a member of him in calling out Disney.