John Boyega Reveals the Audition Process for Star Wars: Episode VII

'Star Wars: Force Awakens' script made John Boyega breakdown into tears.

Apparently, the new Star Wars movie is awesome. So amazing, in fact, that breakout star John Boyega, broke down into tears when he read the script.

John Boyega, who plays Finn in the movie revealed that the movie broke him down into tears. "When I read the script I cried," the actor told GQ, "and I'm not really a big crier. I'm more like a frog-in-the-throat kind of guy, who'll try to hold it in and make sure I don't let it all out." (Of course, perhaps he was just crying with relief because it had taken him so long to nail down the part; Boyega also told the magazine that it took seven months of auditions before he got the role, calling it "like The X Factor but without the TV show around it.") indiewire indiewire Regarding his character, John Boyega didn't say too much. "Finn is dope," he said. "His story is so epic. It's a story that's never been seen before, but it also mirrors the stories of Luke Skywalker and Han Solo. And he's quirky and charismatic and funny. For me, he was the best character in the script." No details were revealed but, but Boyega did point out one major surprise, that lightsabers are pretty damn heavy. "They're heavy, those things, and there's a lot of running involved," he said. "I was trained on a high incline treadmill so when it came to it I could sprint around the desert in a leather jacket. They should do aStar Wars weight loss program."

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