Going on to speak directly to Disney, Boyega told GQ Magazine: “[But] what I would say to Disney is: Do not bring out a black character, market them to be much more important in the franchise than they are and then have them pushed to the side. It’s not good. I’ll say it straight up.”
Boyega then compared the treatment of his acting to that of his on-screen partners, Rey’s Daisy Ridley, and Kylo Ren’s Adam Driver.
“Like, you guys knew what to do with Daisy Ridley,” he continued. “You knew what to do with Adam Driver.
“You knew what to do with these other people, but when it came to Kelly Marie Tran, when it came to John Boyega, you know f**k all. So what do you want me to say?
“What they want you to say is: ‘I enjoyed being a part of it. It was a great experience…’ Nah, nah, nah. I’ll take that deal when it’s a great experience.”
He added: “They gave all the nuance to Adam Driver, all the nuance to Daisy Ridley. Let’s be honest.
Published at Wed, 02 Sep 2020 11:12:18 +0000