Originally posted: http://www.jedinews.co.uk/news/news.aspx?newsID=24839
The stars of The Force Awakens are busier than ever and DuJour take the opportunity to chat to one of the many British-born stars of the film, John Boyega.
For a guy whose anonymity is about to go the way of the floppy disc, John Boyega is surprisingly serene. Sitting in a Los Angeles photo studio and unwinding after a day-long photo shoot, it’s as if he’s completely unaware that come December 18, his life will change forever. Of course that’s the day that Star Wars: The Force Awakens, J.J. Abrams’ reboot of the fervently worshipped franchise, invades the known universe—and Boyega has a starring role.
Today, two months before the movie’s release, the actor is more vexed by an action figure he’s just discovered on a nearby table than by what his future holds. He stretches back in a leather lounge chair, props both feet up on an ottoman and examines the strange-looking toy, which appears to be half-man, half-monster. His expressive face takes on a look of puzzlement and he eventually asks, “What is this?”