”Where I’m from, no one knew how to get into the entertainment industry. They knew how to buy a cinema ticket, but that’s about it” says John Boyega. The 23 year old actor who is of Nigerian descent is definitely having a time of his life after playing Finn in Stars Wars: The Force Awakens.
The rising star is as dapper as ever on the cover of GQ Magazine. The actor revealed in an interview with the publication that it took seven (7) months of intense audition processes to land the role . He said…
”I was unleashed into seven months of auditions. It was like The X Factor but without the TV show around it. It was intense”
On how his parents felt during the audition process, he said…
””I didn’t want to break their hearts. If you say, ‘Mum, Dad, I’m up for Star Wars!’ they tell everyone, everyone’s clapping at dinner, then I don’t get it and I’m just a guy handing out the beans”
“My mum didn’t know what I was doing, but she knew I was working. The first time they heard about Star Wars was when I told them I got the part”
You can read the rest of the excerpts on: gqmagazine.co.uk
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