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Actor Criticizes Disney For Mishandling Introduction Of Black 'Star Wars' Character 09/04/2020

Actor Criticizes Disney For Mishandling Introduction Of Black 'Star Wars' Character 09/04/2020”

"I feel like, especially as celebrities, we have to talk through this filter of professionalism and emotional intelligence", he says.

The British actor of Nigerian descent starred as Finn, a character which was prominent in a Star Wars prequel, The Force Awakens.

Now that Boyega is no longer under the restrictive contract of a Disney-owned franchise such as Star Wars, he's willing to speak out about how the "fans" weren't his only problem. The actor clearly shares the opinion of many followers that Finn was closely sidelined in The Final Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker, and even slammed his company overlords for a scarcity of variety and illustration.

"You knew what to do with these other people, but when it came to Kelly Marie Tran, when it came to John Boyega, you know f**k all", he continued.

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Boyega, who In Star Wars Episodes VII, VIII and IX, played a runaway Stormtrooper at Rey's side as a member of the resistance, acknowledged an actor is "not necessarily going to like everything" in a film. He says Jannah (Naomi Ackie), Rose Tico (Kelly Marie Tran), and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) all had similar experiences with their character development or lack thereof.

"What do you want me to say?"

Further explaining, John Boyega points out, "Like, you guys knew what to do with Daisy Ridley, you knew what to do with Adam Driver". The best part? Most of these don't read as "Star Wars rugs" at all and could pass for sophisticated decor in nearly any room-this is key in persuading unwilling roommates or loved ones who may not want Darth Vader's giant head in their living room but who might agree to a delicate blue toile pattern. Let's be honest. Daisy knows this. "I accept to say that when, in fact, it was a great experience ". It was a great experience ...' Nah. "I'm not exposing anything", Boyega said. For instance, he shared how the hairdresser had no experience of working with hair like his but "still had the guts to pretend". Though, it's also important to note Boyega has a lot of other tweets which are thoughtful & well written, so we're including some of those too.

Boyega responded to actor and presenter Rapaport.



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