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John Boyega Slams Lack of Diversity On Screen: 'We Can Ruffle Some Feathers'

John Boyega is speaking out against the lack of diversity in major film franchises.

The 25-year-old Star Wars actor says he’s done accepting the lack of representation in film and television and wants to see a change.

“There are no black people on Game of Thrones. You don’t see one black person in Lord of the Rings. I ain’t paying money to always see one type of person on-screen,” John told GQ.

He added, “Because you see different people from different backgrounds, different cultures, every day. Even if you’re a racist, you have to live with that. We can ruffle up some feathers.”

John also opened up about fame and getting advice from Robert Downey Jr. in the latest issue of GQ.

John Boyega Asked Robert Downey Jr. & Orlando Bloom for Advice on Women

John Boyega is the star of several hot movies coming out in the next year and right now he’s the cover star for GQ‘s August 2017 issue!

In the issue, the 25-year-old actor – who will be seen in Detroit, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Pacific Rim: Uprising in the next year – opens up about getting advice from Robert Downey Jr. and Orlando Bloom.

John asked his agent to set up a meeting with RDJ so he could get advice on being famous. While eating waffles at the Iron Man actor’s house, Orlando just happened to pop by.

“I’m not used to any of that stuff, hanging out with Iron Man on a day-to-day basis,” John said. “I was just like, ‘Bloody hell. Is this how the celebrities do?’”

The one thing that John mainly wanted advice on was, “Women. Women, women, women.”

“It’s nice to survive with your companion by your side. I’m sure it’s a good thing. But I’ve never experienced it. And people advise you as a celebrity, ‘Make sure you get someone who doesn’t care about your career.’ Mmmm…I disagree,” John told the actors. They agreed that “she has to care about it to understand it.”

For more from John, visit GQ.com!

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Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, & 'Last Jedi' Cast Meet Up at D23!

John Boyega and Daisy Ridley pose for a photo while attending the Star Wars: The Last Jedi presentation at Disney’s D23 Expo on Saturday (July 15) in Anaheim, Calif.

The co-stars were joined by other cast members like Mark Hamill, Laura Dern, Gwendoline Christie, Benicio Del Toro, and newcomer Kelly Marie Tran.

Director Rian Johnson joined the cast to debut a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film, which includes are first look at many of the stars in character!

FYI: Daisy is wearing a Lela Rose outfit and Pierre Hardy shoes. Laura is wearing a Bottega Veneta dress. John is wearing a Salvatore Ferragamo jacket, Citizens of Humanity jeans, and an AllSaints t-shirt.

20+ pictures inside of the Star Wars cast at D23… More Here! »

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New 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Posters & BTS Footage Debuts at D23 Expo!

Brand new posters for Star Wars: The Last Jedi featuring stars John Boyega and the late, great Carrie Fisher have been revealed!

The new posters and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film were unveiled during the movie’s panel at the Disney D23 Expo on Saturday (July 15) in Anaheim, Calif.

Other posters feature Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Mark Hamill, and Oscar Isaac.

Rian [Johnson] has written a story that is unexpected but right. Some of the stuff that happens, people are going to go, ‘oh my God,” Daisy says in the clip. “Even though everyone knows it’s the second in the trilogy, it feels like it’s own thing.”

Mark adds, “Even though I think I know it all, they threw things at me story-wise I couldn’t have imagined.”

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'Detroit' Movie Poster Features John Boyega, Will Poulter, & More

Detroit, the upcoming crime drama set for release later this summer, has a new official poster!

It features John Boyega, Will Poulter, Anthony Mackie, and Algee Smith.

Directed by The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty‘s Kathryn Bigelow, the film also stars Jacob Latimore, Jason Mitchell, Hannah Murray, Jack Reynor, Kaitlyn Dever, John Krasinski, and more.

Detroit is “based on the true story of one of the most terrifying secrets in American history,” according to the poster’s tagline.

It takes a look at the civil unrest that rocked Detroit in the summer of 1967, when three young African American men were murdered at the Algiers Motel. Watch the latest trailer here.

Check out the full poster below…

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'Detroit' Trailer: John Boyega Is Questioned in Intense Scene

The second trailer for Kathryn Bigelow‘s highly anticipated movie Detroit has arrived and it continues the story told in the first trailer!

The first trailer that was released showed an incident happening at a motel during the Detroit riots and the new trailer shows John Boyega‘s character being questioned over his involvement in the incident.

Detroit tells the gripping story of one of the darkest moments during the civil unrest that rocked Detroit in the summer of ‘67.

Also featured in the cast are Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Jacob Latimore, Jason Mitchell, Hannah Murray, Kaitlyn Dever, Jack Reynor, John Krasnski, Anthony Mackie, and more.

Detroit hits theaters on August 4.

John Boyega & Others at Old Vic Evacuated After Bomb Threat

John Boyega was caught up in a bomb scare on Saturday afternoon (May 27) when the Old Vic Theatre in London was evacuated during a performance of his play Woyzeck.

The 25-year-old actor, best known for playing Finn in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is currently starring as a British soldier during the Cold War in the play.

“We have been evacuated as a precaution; audience safety is our priority. We are liaising with the Met Police,” the Old Vic theatre tweeted. Later on, the theatre updated that “the incident was found not to be suspicious. Thank you for your understanding.”

“Patrons for this afternoon’s performance should contact their point of sale to arrange to re-book,” they added.