John Boyega and the rest of the cast of Star Wars had a “big cry” on the last day of shooting on The Rise of Skywalker.
The 27-year-old actor plays former Stormtrooper Finn who switches sides to join the Resistance in the new trilogy of films in the sci-fi saga, and when Episode IX wrapped, he admits it was an emotional day for him and his co-stars, including Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver and Domhnall Gleeson.
“We all had a big cry, for real.”— John Boyega
Boyega admits he and his castmates feel grateful just to be a part of a franchise that was started in 1977 by George Lucas with A New Hope and has gone on to be part of countless people’s lives.
In an interview with Time Out magazine, he said: “We all had a big cry, for real. It’s also got the feeling of joy and being thankful for you guys, for all the people who’ve been coming to see the films, in a time when it’s harder and harder to get people out to the cinema. It’s appreciated. It’s a part of people’s lives. To be one of the many faces of it is very cool.