John Boyega is the young man who stole our hearts in Attack the blockEdgar Wright’s 2010 sci-fi action thriller about a teenage gang in south London defending their blockade against an alien invasion. Then he made a huge splash in a little movie called Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens as Finn, an ex-stormtrooper, who, along with Han Solo and Chewbacca, must search for the only hope of restoring peace. Now he has his sights set on romance and drama in the hit Netflix TV series Bridgerton, which revolves around wealth, lust and betrayal against the backdrop of Regency-era England as seen through the eyes of the powerful Bridgerton family.
Speaking with Regé-Jean Pagee at a THR Drama Actor Roundtable, the Star Wars actor said, speaking of Page’s earlier press release: “I’m trying to get that” Bridgerton money Guy. I have to wear those tights, I have to be the new guy up there… But honestly, something like that. Give me a horse and a lovely girl and everything.”
Rege joked back about the Netflix series, hinting that he may not have gotten a very big paycheck: “Tell me, I’ll have that Star Wars money, you can use the Bridgerton money.”
Page shocked fans and Shonda Rhimes also, when he confirmed that he would not return for? Bridgerton“It was an absolute pleasure and privilege to be your duke. Joining this family – not just on screen, but off screen as well. Our incredibly creative and generous cast, crew, outstanding fans – it’s all more than I could have imagined. The love is real and will only continue to grow.”
Rhimes said, “I was really shocked because that usually happens when I kill someone who’s been around for a while. Like, we didn’t kill him, he’s still alive!”
“I don’t know if I expected such a big explosion, since each book is a different romance. What would be the eternal of this combination? I mean, really, what would Regé-Jean do, you know what I mean? We gave them happily ever after! And now we have another couple. So yeah, I was like, whoa!”
Until we see John Boyega in his tights, we can watch his upcoming crime comedy, Naked singularity which revolves around Casi (Boyega), a promising young NYC public defender whose idealism begins to crack under the everyday injustices of the legal system he tries to make good. He doubts everything he has worked for and sees signs of the collapse of the universe around him. He is drawn into a dangerous drug heist by an unpredictable former client (Olivia Cooke) in an attempt to beat the broken system at his own game. “The film was just sold to Screen Media after knocking it out of the park at the film festivals. It will hit theaters on August 13, 2021.
And aside, Attack the block 2is in pre-production with Joe Cornish returning to write and direct the sequel. And John Boyega come back as Moses! bruv!