The Last Jedi's John Boyega Goes Undercover on Reddit, Twitter & Wikipedia

On this episode of "Actually Me," John Boyega goes undercover on the Internet and responds to real comments from Twitter, Reddit, Quora, Wikipedia, and more. How did John get selected for Star Wars? Why does Rey have an English accent and Finn has an American accent? Does John think Rey and Finn would have Netflix and chill dates? Find out all that and more in this video. John Boyega stars in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," which debuts in theaters on December 15th.

Released on 12/14/2017

Credits

Starring: John Boyega

Transcript

00:00
Hi, guys.
00:00
I'm John Boyega from Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
00:02
I'll be going undercover on the internet.
00:05
This is Actually Me.
00:07
(typing)
00:10
Let's do this.
00:11
Twitter.
00:14
John Boyega, for real, can we just sit next to you
00:17
at the Star Wars premiere so we can watch you react to it?
00:20
DM us.
00:20
I'm sitting next to my parents
00:22
and unfortunately, I will never give up their seats.
00:25
But, you will hear me though.
00:26
You will hear my voice.
00:28
(whistling)
00:29
From Fisayo.
00:30
Fisayo.
00:31
Oh, Fisayo!
00:32
It's a Nigerian boy, from Fisayo.
00:34
Excited for Star Wars because of my twin brother,
00:36
@JohnBoyega.
00:38
Do we look alike?
00:41
It's good, that one (laughing)
00:45
John Boyega, did you get to keep a version of Poe's jacket
00:47
for your personal wardrobe?
00:49
No, but I am gonna make sure I do that
00:51
because I've been asked that so many times.
00:53
But thank you for that question, you reminded me.
00:57
We've got more Twitter.
00:58
Hi, John Boyega.
00:59
You seem to have a good taste in food.
01:01
You mind joining me for dinner
01:02
at a restaurant of your choice this Friday evening?
01:06
I'm married to Jesus.
01:07
I can't.
01:10
(clicking) (whistling)
01:11
A concept?
01:12
Idris Elba as Ed Stark.
01:14
Octavia Spencer as Catelyn Tully.
01:17
John Boyega as Robb Stark.
01:18
Chosen Jacobs as Bran Stark.
01:21
I'm with it.
01:22
You give me a script, I'll do it.
01:24
I'll sign up for sure.
01:26
(clicking) (whistling)
01:27
John Boyega, do you think Rey and Finn
01:29
would have Netflix and chill dates?
01:31
I feel me and Rey would go to the carnival and bruk it up.
01:35
Yeah, mon! (laughing)
01:37
(clicking) (whistling)
01:39
Quora.
01:41
It's Actually Me.
01:42
How did John Boyega and Daisy Ridley
01:44
get selected for Star Wars?
01:45
What did they have to go through
01:47
to finally land their respective roles?
01:49
For me, it started from a call from my agent
01:52
and he said that there's this secretive movie out there
01:55
and they wanna see you for it.
01:57
And then in led to eight months
01:58
of just back to back auditions, of working out,
02:01
and waiting for this role to pop.
02:03
And it eventually did, so I'm thankful for that.
02:08
Why does Rey have an English accent
02:10
and Finn have an American one in The Force Awakens
02:12
given that they're both British actors?
02:14
Is it a clue to their origin or their parentage?
02:17
Um, because acting means you play roles
02:22
that are not necessarily you.
02:24
So, you don't have to play an English person in a movie
02:27
just because you're English.
02:30
I'm here, online, answering these questions.
02:33
Stay tuned.
02:34
What type of English accent does John Boyega have?
02:37
I'm from Southeast London, SE15 Peckham.
02:41
I have a south accent.
02:45
Yahoo Answers.
02:48
Is John Boyega the black Hugh Laurie
02:50
(laughing) in that they both do
02:52
such convincing American accents
02:54
and they surprise people by being British?
02:57
It's interesting
02:58
because some people still think I'm African American,
03:01
which is strange, but that's what we do.
03:05
It's acting.
03:06
What do stormtroopers or clone troopers
03:08
see through their helmets?
03:11
Absolutely nothing, that's why they can't shoot straight.
03:14
I am the one that figured it out.
03:15
If I take off my helmet, then I can shoot straight.
03:19
The only stormtrooper to do it.
03:22
Reddit.
03:24
Guys, I know you don't believe it, but it's Actually Me.
03:28
Is Finn Lando's son?
03:30
I mean, it could be possible, right?
03:32
I don't know, I don't know.
03:35
Is it because he's black?
03:38
John as a young kid meeting Sir Ian McKellen.
03:41
I was part of a theater group
03:43
called Theater Peckham at the time,
03:44
and one day they took us to the Shakespearean Globe Theater
03:48
and I met Ian McKellen for the first time.
03:51
I actually met him in real life.
03:52
I think I was like 12 or 13.
03:56
Wikipedia.
03:58
Early life, Boyega was born in Peckham.
04:01
No, I wasn't.
04:02
South London to British-Nigerian parents,
04:04
Abigail (nee Aboderin).
04:07
Good work on that.
04:08
A social worker.
04:09
No, she wasn't.
04:10
And Samson Adegboyego, a Pentecostal minister.
04:13
Correct.
04:14
His first role was a leopard in a play
04:16
at his primary school, correct.
04:18
And John Boyega is extremely handsome via his DNA.
04:23
It's embedded and he is extremely charming
04:26
and was always charming and will be forever, amen.
04:31
Posted (laughing)