John Boyega Almost Misses ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Premiere Because Mother Nature Has Other Plans
Hours before the premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi kicked off, Boyega tweeted that he might not be able to make it because he was stuck in Atlanta. Five to 12 inches of snow covered the city's main streets, and this made it impossible for Boyega to reach the Shrine Auditorium in Hollywood on time.
Even though he was obviously concerned about not making it to the premiere, Boyega entertained his social media followers with his updates. At one point, the actor, who plays the role of Finn, said that he needs a pilot to pick him up from Atlanta as soon as possible.
Trying to get back for the LA premiere! I actually NEED a pilot !!!
— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) December 9, 2017
John Boyega Makes It To The Premiere
Hours later, Deadline reported came in that someone indeed picked up the actor and brought him to Los Angeles. After his plane landed, the 25-year-old told his fans that he made it to the premiere, but without his bag or anything else.
I made it ! Without luggage but wooooooooohoooo! As if weather can stop a Nigerian kmt — John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) December 9, 2017
Meanwhile, Boyega and his costars were welcomed with resounding cheers and applause before and after the premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Those who saw the film had nothing but good things to say about it. However, the official reviews will be released after the film hits theaters on Dec. 15.
Actor Teases Finn's Journey
Ahead of the premiere, Boyega also dished on what fans can expect from his character, Finn, who used to be a Stormtrooper. In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Finn is already part of the Resistance.
"The Resistance isn't in the best condition. Things are shaky. It's a chance for each other to decide what side they're on and decide what they're fighting for. It's an epic dark story. At the same time, it's still fun. It's still Star Wars," said Boyega.
Prior to filming for his character, Boyega and director Rian Johnson first met in person and talked about their vision for Finn. Luckily, the two were on the same page. In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Finn finds his strength and he also discovers what he truly believes in.
Boyega also talked about the late Carrie Fisher and said that he vowed to honor her legacy. After all, Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the last installment of the franchise that will feature the actress.