EditorialFilmJohn Boyega Speaks Out About Disney’s Marginalisation of Diverse Characters in Star Wars

JulieGSeptember 4, 20206 min


John Boyega hasn’t stopped talking about his experience working for Disney on the last Star Wars trilogy. And some of what he has to say is certainly interesting. Deadline recently released an article detailing some of what Boyega had to say from a recent interview the actor did with GQ Magazine:

“You get yourself involved in projects and you’re not necessarily going to like everything. [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,” commented Boyega.

Original quote from GQ’s exclusive interview

We’re certainly behind John Boyega speaking out about it. Any actor that uses their celebrity status to bring focus to important issues gets our vote entirely.

It does seem like the character of Finn was pushed further and further back into the storyline to make way for the narrative that the writers created for Rey (played by actress Daisy Ridley) and Kylo Ren/Ben Solo (played by Adam Driver). As fans and as an audience, we don’t need much of an insight to see that was happening.

Actor Oscar Isaac also voiced his opinion on what it was like to work for Disney on the sequel trilogy. He had an interesting point of view about a possible Finn and Poe love story being turned down by Disney.

I think there could’ve been a very interesting, forward-thinking – not even forward-thinking, just, like, current-thinking – love story there, something that hadn’t quite been explored yet; particularly the dynamic between these two men in war that could’ve fallen in love with each other. I would try to push it a bit in that direction, but the Disney overlords were not ready to do that.

Via Cinemablend

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