‘My dad just wants me to jump off buildings’: John Boyega says his dad wanted him to be Hollywood’s new Bruce Willis, not what Star Wars turned him into

After starring as Finn in the modern film star wars trilogy, John Boyega’s father is still unimpressed with the actor’s impressive career. John Boyega often grew up with his dad watching Bruce Willis star die hard (1984) and wants his child’s career to be more like that of the veteran actor.

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John Boyega is known for his role as Finn in the Star Wars franchise.
John Boyega is known for his role as Finn in the Star Wars franchise.

John Boyega’s dad wants him to jump off buildings

By appearing in an episode of the famous late night show Jimmy Kimmel Live, the actor shared some details regarding his personal and professional life. The actor shared how his father encourages him and supports his career, but compares it to the massive action scenes of Bruce Willis.

John Boyega as King Ghezo in The Woman King (2022).
John Boyega as King Ghezo in The Woman King (2022).

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Speaking to comedian and show host, John Boyega spoke about his father’s enthusiasm for having the actor do stunts like Bruce Willis and not what star wars made him.

“My dad said to me recently, he’s like, ‘You know, John, all these artsy movies you do, they don’t really interest me.’ My dad just wants me to jump off buildings. He actually asked me why my career wasn’t like Bruce Willis. I’m like, ‘I’m trying to connect with the public, dad!’ He’s just like, ‘No, no, jump off a building, and then you’re a star.’

The Attack the block the actor continued,

“Once they see the action, you watch Attack the Block, and it was kind of like, first movie, I see you do some action, he was like, ‘yeah, oh yeah, he’s gonna to be my action star son.’ And then I started doing all these deep emotional character arc movies, and he’s like ‘ugh, oh character, artists. Die Hard is what he likes. Bruce Willis is her man. So Bruce Willis is the one my dad compares my career to every moment is Bruce Willis.

The actor summed up with a chuckle, saying he loves playing characters in depth while his dad wants him to do stunts like Bruce Willis. Attack the block marked the beginning of John Boyega’s career, following which he got several notable roles in Hollywood.

John Boyega could soon return to the action scenes

John Boyega quickly became a fan favorite playing the role of Finn in Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015) and continued to be an integral part of films until The Rise of Skywalker (2019).

John Boyega as Finn in the Star Wars universe.
John Boyega as Finn in the Star Wars universe.

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Beginning his career in Attack the block, the actor will soon be seen in the upcoming film The female king (2022). Featuring the character of King Ghezo, the film received positive reviews much to the delight of fans and Viola Davis. In the same way woman king, John Boyega will be seen with Jamie Foxx in the comedy feature They cloned Tyrone with additional plans to reprise her role in Attack the block part 2 which is currently in pre-production.

The female king will be released on October 5, 2022 in all theaters worldwide.

Source: ScreenRant

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