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John Boyega's Star Wars confusion

John Boyega's Star Wars confusion

John Boyega's friends thought he was just an extra in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'.

The 23-year-old star - who plays one of the lead roles of Finn in the science fiction movie - admits his pals had no idea he had such a key role in the film despite the fact he was away five days a week for two years.

Speaking on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, he said: "I took them to the London premiere and after the premiere they were just like, 'Yo, John, I never knew you were in the movie for so long - I thought you were an extra!'

"I'm like, all this time I was leaving from Monday to Friday, what did you think I was doing, man, for two years?"

Meanwhile, John even admitted he was brought to tears when he realised he had such a key role in the movie.

He said recently: "What made me cry specifically was my involvement. It's not anything to do with the story; it's just seeing your character's name consistently coming up in a script for a film that is 'Star Wars'!

"Because for me, I would expect to read the first two pages, then your character's name's not coming up as much. But it was good to see that Finn was a consistent character through this story and plays a vital and important role. And that just made me go, 'Oh, yes!'"