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John Boyega Explains His 'Star Wars' Experience: 'Do Not Bring Out a Black Character & Then Have Them Pushed to the Side'

John Boyega Explains His 'Star Wars' Experience: 'Do Not Bring Out a Black Character & Then Have Them Pushed to the Side'

John Boyega is revealing his experience working on the new Star Wars movies playing the role of Finn.

“You get yourself involved in projects and you’re not necessarily going to like everything. [But] what I would say to Disney is do not bring out a black character, market them to be much more important in the franchise than they are and then have them pushed to the side. It’s not good. I’ll say it straight up,” the 28-year-old actor told British GQ. “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*ck all.”

He added, “So what do you want me to say? 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.”

“Nobody else in the cast had people saying they were going to boycott the movie because [they were in it]. Nobody else had the uproar and death threats sent to their Instagram DMs and social media, saying, ‘Black this and black that and you shouldn’t be a Stormtrooper.’ Nobody else had that experience. But yet people are surprised that I’m this way. That’s my frustration,” John added.

John recently revealed if he would ever return to the Star Wars universe.

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