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Star War’s, John Boyega on Being a Virgin and Racist Protests on Main Character ‘Finn’ Being Black

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The Force Awakens has smashed the record for the biggest box office debut weekend globally with tickets sales of $529m.

The previous record, $525m, was set by Jurassic World in June.

You may know actor, John Boyega as Moses in his 2011 film debut Attack the Block. If not, you’ve definitely seen him in the new 2015 trailer that has everyone excited, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

This prestigious English actor stopped by Sway in the Morning to talk about the film and opened up about his role as ‘Finn.’ The racists remarks about his heroic character being black doesn’t bother him one bit. In fact, he brings to our attention that they’ve sold $50 million in pre-sale tickets for their opening day!

Watch below as Boyega describes how he reacted when he found out he got the Star Wars role.


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