John Boyega compares his real-life self to Finn

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 20 December 2019
John Boyega

John Boyega

According to John Boyega, his 'Star Wars' character is more consistently nice than his real-life self

John Boyega thinks his 'Star Wars' character is more consistently nice than his real-life self.

The 27-year-old actor plays Finn in the sci-fi franchise and John admits he's envious of some of the character's personality traits.

Speaking to Collider, he explained: "I like loyalty.

"Loyalty is something that I find very, very important, in my personal life. It's just super-important to be loyal, and to understand the way in which people want to be loved and communicated with.

"It's proactive love, and that's something that Finn does, on a day-to-day basis.

"Throughout the film, a lot of the time, Rey is going off on this really hard journey, as a character blessed with so much power, and Finn tries to support her, in that journey, which is sometimes hard.

"In my real life, if I've tried to get in contact with you three or four times, and you're going off, then I'm gonna leave you alone, but Finn is gonna come for you and try to make it work, regardless.

"I'm not built like that. In general, I think I'm a nice guy, but that consistency of niceness from Finn has given me questions, in my head, over the years."

Meanwhile, John also admitted he's thrilled that he's been able to share his 'Star Wars' experience with Daisy Ridley, who's also starred in the sequel trilogy.

He said: "I'm not the only one in it, so it's cool to be able to share the load.

"I've been on this journey with Daisy, more than anyone else, just in terms of circumstance and understanding of culture. There's 100 percent understanding of our background and where we're from.

"While we were auditioning, I had more money than Daisy. She had 17 pound 55 in her account, so she was definitely going over the transaction limit. We were just able to relate on that level."

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

  • 3 stars
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 22min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: JJ Abrams
  • Cast: Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Domhnall Gleeson, Richard E. Grant, Lupita Nyong'o, Keri Russell, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran, Ian McDiarmid, Billy Dee Williams
  • UK release: 19 December 2019

Emperor Palpatine (McDiarmid) is back and building an army, so Rey (Ridley), Poe (Isaac), Finn (Boyega) and the gang go up against him and Kylo Ren (Driver). The internal and external battle of Ridley and Driver is the strongest element, with magnetic chemistry, but elsewhere it’s disappointing fan service, a film that…

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