In a myriad of interviews that he’s done for the past couple of weeks to promote the upcoming and final Star Wars sequel in the Skywalker Saga, The Rise of Skywalker, John Boyega candidly shared how his copy of the Star Wars script ended up on eBay.
Speaking in an interview with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show, the British actor talked about all things Star Wars including the little oopsie that he made. When asked if he could share more about the upcoming film, the actor said that he couldn’t because he had eyes on him for a while now because of ‘a recent situation’, alluding to the script kafuffle that happened.
Apparently, Boyega left the full script under his bed while in the process of moving apartments the following morning but forgot about it because of a house party that happened the night before. Someone found the script and sold it on eBay for a rough estimate of $85 and the actor jested that ‘Disney bought it back’.
When Fallon asked what being part of the franchise meant to him, Boyega expressed that it was a humbling and life-changing experience that he will always cherish his entire life. He also gave out a very small spoiler, having to work with ‘space horses’ with his castmates. A scene of which can be seen in the final Rise of Skywalker trailer that notions a cavalry charge filled with explosions on a Death Star.
Boyega also talked about director J.J. Abrams and joked that Abrams uses all the budget. The actor also talked about his last day on set and how emotional it was. Boyega shared that he had wrapped up filming for his parts two shots before co-star Daisy Ridley, but had to do pick-up shots with another co-star Naomi Ackie and waited so that the two co-stars could wrap up filming together.
The actor went on to candidly share that he did a gorgeous speech after wrapping up that ‘put everyone in tears’ compared to Ridley’s speech which Boyega jokingly said was nonsense because the actress cried a lot in her wrap-up speech that nobody could understand what she was saying.
“We had such fun being around each other and this has been like, six-seven years of work and you create really cool friendships.”
Fallon also asked him what it felt like now that a lot of kids dresses up as Finn on Halloween to which Boyega replied,
“This time it’s cheaper! Halloween becomes cheaper for me because all I have to say is ‘I’m Finn at home!’“.