John Boyega

Star Wars star, John Boyega talks acting and diversity on the cover of Variety magazine

Since he first stole our attention in Star Wars as Stormtrooper Finn and dazzled us with his wit and honesty, John Boyega’s rise to the top of Hollywood has been nothing short of a Christmas miracle. The British actor recently posed as one of Variety magazine’s  ‘Power of young Hollywood’ issue. The cover and its accompanying story was released a few days ago.

The tagline certainly fits as it seems younger actors are having a meteoric time in their ascent to the top of Tinsel Town. Especially actors of colour. Covered alongside Zendaya, another black actor with major film credits and former Kick-Ass actress, Chloe Grace Moretz, John Boyega aired his views on everything from the next Star Wars movie to the reason he doesn’t watch Game of Thrones.

The young actor of Nigerian descent has lately been genre hopping. From Star Wars to Detroit to Pacific Rim (Comes out February 2018), he has been flexing his acting muscles and applying his skill to diverse roles in genres which differ greatly from his original off-world sci-fi beginnings. It’s been a great year so far for the actor and as he has more lined up, we can expect nothing less than peak John Boyega in all he delivers to the big screen.

Featured Image Credit: Variety/Zoey Grossman


A journalist by training, Ehimenim is a lover of history, good books and Game of Thrones. For her, the real world is just another Westeros and everyone is a supporting character. Read and repeat is her motto. Give her a wave on Twitter @EAgweh.


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