August 8, 2022
‘Star Wars’ actor John Boyega: Movies made him ‘tired, manic and crazy’

Actor John Boyega revealed in a new interview that he had thought about quitting acting after going through several projects in recent years.

Boyega, best known for his role as Finn in the “Star Wars” franchise, told Men’s Health about several back-to-back films and one stage role that left him “tired, frantic and paranoid”. left.

According to the magazine, films including the “Pacific Rim” sequel and “Star Wars: Episode VII” were part of a period where they had no time off.

“You’re tired of dreaming of your own, doing the one you love,” Boyega said.

The actor, who described a hiatus to “recharge,” told Men’s Health his “battery power” ambition has been.

However, that battery power may have prompted Boyega to wear himself down at first.

“It’s exhausting and it’s stress, and then dealing with the fact that you have to perform eventually,” Boyega said. “There are many different ways a career can tire you out, but the artistic way is unique.”

Boyega also gained weight “Star Wars” actor Moses Ingram, who is black, received racist remarks After playing Rewa in this year’s Disney+ series “Obi-Wan Kenobi”.

Boyega himself faced racism after playing Finn in “Star Wars: Episode VII.” He Told GQ in 2020 that he was “the only cast member who had his own unique experience of that franchise based on his race.”

“No one else received the uproar and death threats on their Instagram DMs and social media saying, ‘Black this and Black that and you to be a Stormtrooper.’ No one else had that experience,” Boyega told the magazine. “But still people are shocked that I am. That’s my frustration.”

Boyega told Men’s Health that his experience helped “bring to the fore” racist attacks against “Star Wars” actors of color.

He added that “Star Wars” production company Lucasfilm will now “make sure” that actors are well supported if they face criticism.

“I’m glad I talked about everything at the time,” he said of his willingness to speak about comments sent to him by fans.

The actor also revealed that he got advice from Robert Downey Jr., who suggested that he find out who he is in the film industry.

“It may be rocky, but you’ll come to the end with a solid identity. That’s really what happened to me,” Boyega said.

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