-Last time you were here, it was before
“The Force Awakens” came out. -Yeah. Mm-hmm.
-And who knew? Who knew how big the movie — Of course, it’s the biggest
movie ever created, but… [ Laughter ] Yeah, thank you for coming back.
-No worries. -Has life changed completely
since I saw you last? -I mean, just a little bit.
Just a little bit. [ Laughter ] But, yeah, I mean,
scheduling is different now. I don’t have my own time
like I used to. I get to travel all over
the world, meet great people. You know, it’s good, man.
I like it. -Have you been working nonstop
since then? -Yes, I have. I went from “Star Wars VIII”
to “Detroit,” and then went from “Detroit”
to “Pacific Rim,” and then went
from “Pacific Rim” to a play. And then here I am. -There you go.
You know where you are, yeah. -No breaks.
-No breaks at all. -No breaks. -But you finished, also,
“The Last Jedi.” -Yes.
-So that’s out. So we just found out even that
that was the title of the film. Do they let you know,
besides the scenes you’re in, what the movie’s about,
or what? -No. I think they have that
thing Will Smith had in those “Men In Black” films that makes you
forget everything. -Yeah, exactly, yeah. -So, yeah, we don’t get to know
about the little secrets. But it’s nice. We get to be a part
of the surprise, like you guys. -I mean — But, I mean,
are you just going around now just signing lightsabers? Do you own, like, a lot of — I would think
that you would have a collection of lightsabers
in your house. -I mean, I do,
but it’s limited. Because anytime I have, like,
family members over, my parents
are kind of just like, “Yeah, you should give one of
the lightsabers to the kids.” And that’s when my face
becomes more straight than it’s ever been. [ Laughter ] And then I have to,
like, forcefully just go, “Oh, may the Force be with you.” [ Laughter ] -“That was mine.
That was Uncle’s.” -That was —
That was mine. -But what’s going on
with the new director. You and Rian Johnson
are having a little back-and-forth on Twitter. -[ Laughing ] Yeah.
We always do. -Yeah, because you —
I guess you took — you forced yourself
to take a little break. -A week and two days
out of a year and a half, I forced myself
to take a week and two days, and Rian Johnson
wasn’t happy with that. -Here’s your problem.
Because you posted a photo, or someone posted a photo
on Instagram, and it just looks like paradise. This is you just relaxing.
-Yep. -And then,
here’s your director, who says, “Back to work, Boyega.” “What are you doing?”
[ Laughter ] I mean,
that looks like paradise. -Yeah, you know,
after that, I had, like, hundreds of messages
from “Star Wars” fans, saying, “You’ve got reshoots!
You’ve got to go back!” -“You got to go back!
We want this movie on time!” -“We want this movie on time!” -“Come on, man!”
Yeah. -So, I had to leave. -You had to leave,
because — yeah. -I think I was supposed
to be at ADR that day, as well, so, you know… -Also, I was like,
“Where do you get that…” You know how to pose.
I mean, you got one of those — I mean,
you’re a good-looking dude. -Oh, thank you, man, thank you. -You know how to do this.
You know how to do the pose. -Thank you, thank you. -And I go — Yeah.
[ Cheers and applause ] This is GQ.
This is GQ. -This is GQ.
-This is major. -That’s crazy.
That’s big. -It is big,
but then I go, “Oh.” I looked back in some Wikipedia, and I saw
that you were a model. -Oh, man!
[ Laughter ] -You were the stock photo
in every college brochure. -Disclaimer —
I needed the money. [ Laughter ] -Here you are right there. This is — Yeah. Everyone.
[ Cheers and applause ] Guys, girls,
every race represented. [ Laughing ] Here’s you working hard
at a computer, maybe. -Yeah.
[ Laughter ] -Be honest — is there anything
on that screen? -Yeah, the computer wasn’t on. -It wasn’t on at all, yeah.
-It wasn’t on. -I like this one, too. This is you and the gang.
[ Laughter ] Going through some homework?
-I think it was so ridiculous. I mean, these photos are,
you know, for college awareness, getting students
to go to college and stuff. And they said, “We want to make
you guys look more natural.” And they decided to give us
a piece of paper between us. [ Laughter ] And I said, like,
“This is a commercial for the brokest school ever. -You can only afford
one piece of paper… -Yeah, only one piece of paper.
-…per 12 students. [ Laughter ] I mean, everyone’s over, like, “Oh, yeah, that’s a great
problem there, John.” “Yeah, I know how
to solve that one, yeah.” -Yeah, yeah. -How much money
did you make off this? -I made ££50.
-Hey, not bad. -Not bad, not bad, ££50. And I used it to invest
back into my drama school. I had ££300 to pay for the term. And that ££50,
it went a long way. -Yeah, it certainly did. And thank God
you went to that thing, ’cause you’re a fantastic actor. -Thank you.