Landing the coveted lead role of Finn in the revamped Star Wars franchise was unarguably a game-changer for the talented British-Nigerian actor, John Boyega. And for a bit, he had to keep the massive news super low-key.
But now that he’s gone on to star in two hit movies for the franchise — with both of them ranking among the top 15 highest-grossing films of all time — Boyega has decided to give us the juicy details of how he landed the role.
Courtesy of BBC Two’s Black Hollywood, this short clip delightfully animates John Boyega’s incredible story about how he got cast in The Force Awakens. Everyone loves a happy ending, but when that story is in animated form, it’s a hundred times more heartwarming.
Complete with a very expensive cab ride and some art, watch how John Boyega became Finn below:
“J. J. Abrams wants to see you!” This animation shows how @JohnBoyega got his role in #StarWars! 😲🎬#BlackHollywood: “They’ve Gotta Have Us” | 9pm | @BBCTwo | https://t.co/s4nchcRd4T pic.twitter.com/ReMw8NoljJ
— BBC Two (@BBCTwo) October 27, 2018