In a new interview for GQ UK, “Star Wars” star John Boyega criticized Disney, suggesting that non white characters were “pushed to the side” in the franchise.
Boyega said in the interview “They gave all the nuance to Adam Driver, all the nuance to Daisy Ridley,”
“Let’s be honest. Daisy knows this. Adam knows this. Everybody knows. I’m not exposing anything.” he added.
Prior, Boyega said “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.”
“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*ck 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.”
John Boyega has been a vocal voice during recent BLM protests.
During one rally in early June Boyega took the megaphone and said “I need you guys to understand how painful this sh*t is. I need you to understand how painful it is to be reminded every day that your race means nothing! That isn’t the case any more. That is never the case any more.”