What would you do if you met one of your favourite celebrities of all time? Rising British-Nigerian actor John Boyega who has really taken Hollywood by storm, shared an inspiring story about how he encountered movie superstar Tom Cruise.
The 24 year-old actor revealed Tom and movie director JJ Abrams, (mind you this is the director behind Boyega’s breakout role in the hit movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens.) walked in when John Boyega was waiting to have a meeting with American television producer Byran Burk
Here is what the Naija boy shared on social media
Trivia: In 2012 I took a meeting with Bryan Burk at bad robot and while I was waiting in the lobby Tom cruise walked out of an editing room with JJ Abrams. (In this very moment I mentally slowed down their epic two man walk with Jayz roc boys playing in the background) JJ stopped in his tracks
JJ: boyega right ?
JB: yeah mate (eyes on Tom cruise)
JJ: I watched you in attack the block that’s one of my favourite movies! We’re gonna get you in something.
JB: thanks mate and sure (fully not believing a word this man said because in Hollywood…well let’s not get into that)Anyway JJ left and cruise slapped my back smiled then left also.
Few years later…JJ: and energy ! Action!
Same year at baftas
Tom Cruise: so Star Wars huh?
JB: (grins) yeah mate