John Boyega Star Wars actor graces the cover of British GQ Style magazine

In the issue, he chats with GQ about his early days growing up and how he got introduced to Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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John Boyega is quite the success story, as the lead actor of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens, he is about the biggest actor on the planet and now he’s graced the cover of the 10th anniversary issue of British GQ style.

In the issue, he chats with GQ about his early days growing up and how he got introduced to Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  The 23-year-old breakout actor told GQ he was playing with the toys before he’d seen the movies.

John Boyega for GQ Style play

John Boyega for GQ Style

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Darth was my first one, he was the only toy from my collection that looked slightly evil. It’s not interesting if you don’t have a bad guy!”

He also mentioned when he got a taste of acting recognition. “When I was in primary school, I was given a five-line script in Anansi the Spider Man, and I decided to just improv and make it my own. For a second I felt like Kevin Hart, because everyone was laughing. I just continued to do it. Why not?”

John Boyega for GQ Style play

John Boyega for GQ Style

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Now, Robert Downey Jr. has volunteered to be his mentor. “We talk all the time about different things, industry-wise,” says Boyega. “He’s just a very easy guy to get along with. It’s funny: We had a very organic relationship and a very organic bond.”

He went on to say, “My friends and family are not really fixated on the specifics of Star Wars, my parents don’t know anything about Star Wars. They’ve never watched a Star Wars film. But they said, Wow. This must be a big deal. I said, Yes, Mom and Dad, this is huge. They’re very, very happy because I was happy.”

John Boyega for GQ Style play

John Boyega for GQ Style

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Boyega says he doesn’t quite feel like a celeb yet. “Maybe people are just being quiet, but I'm at the stage where I can get away with just being there,” he says. “I know this is going to be life-changing, but that's not where my concentration is. I just want to see the film.”

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