We’re sure ‘Star Wars’ fans have tons of questions about British up-and-comer John Boyega after he was revealed as the star of the highly-anticipated sequel ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ on April 29. Look no further, because HollywoodLife.com has done all the digging to bring you the scoop on John!
The final cast of Star Wars: Episode VII was announced on April 29 and there are several familiar faces on the list — including original trilogy stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford! But there are also some relative unknowns on the roll call, namely 22-year-old British actor John Boyega, who will be taking on a lead — but still unknown — role in the film. Before we travel to a galaxy far, far away, let’s take some time to get to know John!
John Boyega In ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ — 5 Things To Know About Actor
1. ‘Star Wars’ won’t be John’s first sci-fi flick.
Even though you may not have heard of John before, he does have some pretty big projects under his belt. He’s best known for playing Moses in 2011’s cult alien movie Attack The Block.
2. John is coming soon to a television set near you.
John will appear in Fox’s highly anticipated miniseries 24: Live Another Day. You know this guy must be good because he’s landing some huge roles!
3. John has a super cute accent.
John was born in Peckham, London, to Nigerian parents. And you know what that means — he has an adorable English accent that will no doubt make American girls everywhere melt when he hits the big screen in Star Wars!
4. John has excellent taste in women.
John inexplicably tweeted on April 22: “I just love Emma Thompson so much !” Don’t we all, John?
5. John is young at heart.
He told Interview magazine that filming Attack the Block “was incredibly fun… I just always compare it to being a kid and running around and imagining things that aren’t there. It’s the same thing, just in a professional, controlled environment.”
John sounds totally perfect for Star Wars: Episode VII, don’t you think?
So HollywoodLifers, are you excited to see John in Stars War: Episode VII? Sound off below!
— Tierney McAfee