John Boyega: The Stormtrooper with a funny bone

John Boyega: The Stormtrooper with a funny bone


Text: Kimberly Kiong

Image: Instagram | @men_we_like

He might be playing a Stormtrooper in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but off camera, John Boyega's a natural comic who's had us in stitches

1. He almost missed the premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi
This trooper braved past Atlanta's heavy snowstorm and managed to make it just in the nick of time for the Los Angeles premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. But still, the 25-year-old made sure to prep the Twitterverse for a no-show on the big night with updates that even had the film's director Rian Johnson chuckling but worried.

2. His words of advice on not getting caught by the paps
Boyega shared his masterplan of not being overwhelmed by public attention on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. You will just need a 24/7 joint at 2.30am, a bathrobe and a pair of slippers. Anywhere with people glued to their iPhone screens helps too, so that you can slip right past them as they're engrossed watching the trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi

3. He didn't get the memo about keeping the casting secret
On The Graham Norton Show, Boyega mentioned that the first person who knew about his casting as Finn in Star Wars: The Force Awakens was a taxi driver. Somehow though, the actor managed to keep mum about his role from his friends and family. 

4. FaceTiming his cat, Olawulogan  
Want to cheer yourself up on a Monday? You'll be pleased to note that Boyega even FaceTimes his cat. See related hastags: #happy, #sweet, #byebyemondayblues.

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5. He has a wheel of impressions
Boyega's London accent has got nothing on his impressions of Yoda, Pinocchio in Shrek and his own co-star, Daisy Ridley.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in theatres on 14 December.
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