John Boyega: ‘Star Wars’ Fandom Conflict Is ‘The Most Stupid Thing in the World’

Unlike his “Star Wars” compatriots Daisy Ridley and Oscar Isaac, John Boyega enjoys a robust presence on social media, with nearly 1.5 million followers on Twitter and over 1.6 million followers on Instagram.

He regularly engages with fans, and posts inside looks at his life inside the “Star Wars” media maelstrom.It’s meant that Boyega — who first launched his career with the 2011 sci-fi action comedy “Attack the Block” — has been able to connect with “Star Wars” mega-fans while understanding what it was like to be one well before he was cast in 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” He spoke with Variety about that experience, handling the darker side of fandom and how “The Rise of Skywalker” could illuminate Finn’s story.In “The Rise of Skywalker,” we’re getting more of a backstory on where Finn came from, and what he’s about.

That touches on a question that I’ve been interested in,

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