John Boyega: I'm a big-time nerd

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 28 March 2018
John Boyega

John Boyega

London-born actor John Boyega has admitted that he is a "big-time nerd"

John Boyega thinks he's a "big-time nerd".

The 26-year-old actor - who is best known for playing Finn in the 'Star Wars' movies - has revealed that in spite of being one of the most sought-after performers in Hollywood, he has an obsession with anime figures.

He shared: "I have Dragon Ball Z figures; I have Naruto figures. One Punch Man. I'm a nerd - I just do it right. Oh yeah, [I'm a] big time nerd."

John stars as Jake Pentecost in the new Steven S. DeKnight-directed sci-fi film 'Pacific Rim Uprising', which is a sequel to the 2013 hit 'Pacific Rim', which was helmed by Guillermo del Toro.

The London-born actor has revealed he jumped at the chance to join the franchise when he was offered the role of Jake.

Speaking to Geek.com, he shared: "Fundamentally, I was one of the fans who was questioning whether a sequel was going to happen, and whether Guillermo del Toro would take the helm.

"When I heard Legendary had plans for it in the future, I was excited like everybody else."

Meanwhile, John recently revealed he doesn't see himself as a celebrity.

The British star hasn't changed his lifestyle since becoming a worldwide star, and he's not always eager to pose for selfies with fans.

Reflecting on the impact of fame, John explained: "I don't see myself as a celebrity.

"I walk on the street because I have always walked on the street. Sometimes somebody will ask for a selfie and it's not the right time.

"I have no problem being polite. But you're not always going to get the best response. Some people think: that's your job. That is understandable. But you know..."

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