John Boyega Probably Appeared in Your College Brochure
John Boyega Probably Appeared in Your College Brochure

-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.

100 thoughts on “John Boyega Probably Appeared in Your College Brochure”

  1. HNDRX β˜”οΈ says:

    I thought it was Westbrook from the thumbnail

  2. casey spacey says:

    In 5 years, he could be the Idris Elba Bond we never had.

  3. Langiola Siale says:

    Denzel Washington ThrowBackThursday be like…. younger version lookalike hahha

  4. Jess Mead says:

    john boyega is one hot sonofabitch

  5. Maurice Williams says:

    He looks like Denzel Washington.

  6. witch, please says:

    I need him and Denzel to star in a father-son feel good movie.

  7. ATLsF1N3ST91 says:

    Shout out to everyone who followed this dude since "Attack the Block!"

  8. MrPotatoehead69 says:

    All this dude did in TFA was breath heavily, no real acting.

  9. L.A says:

    if jimmy fallon could interview like this more often thatd be nice… it was calm still hilarious and a great time didnt seem forced at all compared to other times… i mean i know people will still watch him no mattter what but this vid was not cringey at all

  10. Charles Baylor says:

    Everyone calling John Boyega racist

    Are overly sensitive little bitches. Probably the same people who bitched and complain, when they found out he was going to be a stormtrooper.

    Asking for more diversity doesn't mean Muh white genocide lol you stupid fucks

    Shut The Fuck Up

  11. Azra BH says:

    John is a treasure <3

  12. james d says:

    I can't believe people are calling him racist for calling out a movie trilogy with no people of colour at all. (and I am a huge Tolkien fan)

  13. Gabrielle williams says:

    THATS MY DUDE!!!😍πŸ”₯

  14. Alain Bruno says:

    He killed it in Star Wars

  15. RGM says:

    I just put up a Force Awakens poster of John up in my room today. Funny coincidence. I'm not a good adult

  16. cmunkyspoon says:


  17. Aaron Juarez says:

    Talk You Drty, Blame We On Live Grammy

  18. oneone says:

    terrible actor

  19. Benji Todtenhagen says:

    What happened to your head

  20. Munechika Mikazuki says:

    John Boyega is a sweet heart ❀️

  21. emily_brandy says:

    Jeez wish my term tuition was only that much

  22. larshoneytoast33 says:

    50 pounds? WHAT AT MEEN?!

  23. Ambria C. says:

    Only Β£300 or around $230 for a term at drama school?

    What's the private school/ university situation over in England?

  24. NΓ‘dia Maria says:


  25. -β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” says:

    Who keeps on getting iPhone 7 ads

  26. tennisdude52278 says:

    His head looks like a tire.

  27. michael kissiar says:

    Has anyone seen Imperial dreams?

  28. melissa oconnor says:

    If he did not want star wars fanatic like myself to kill him he had to get back to the set so we have the movie on time like promised this is no shingeki no kouoji or attack on titan that movie must come out on time like promised

  29. Krisna Torres says:

    "every race"
    where the asian at?

  30. Cassandra Anne says:


  31. L-Dog The Great says:

    how much is 50 pounds in American money?

  32. TheTvnutty says:

    Saw that play… he was excellent

  33. Amanda Reynolds says:

    What about Attack the Block?? 1st movie I've ever seen you in and 1 of my favorites.

  34. Amanda Reynolds says:

    How is it racist? They recast Spiderman and were gonna use black people and didn't and movies where black characters are later played by white people. It's all dumb but we're here to celebrate someone doing something great!

  35. Pepper :3 says:

    2:49 πŸ˜‚

  36. McD5791 says:

    South Thames College, baby!!

  37. TinyTeacup says:

    He seems lovely!

  38. numbaoneg101 says:

    I read his name as John Bodega lol

  39. kirch says:

    I honestly don't get the annoying Denzel comparisons. He looks nothing like him…. why can't he just be himself? Not every black actor looks a like.

  40. TheCheiftans says:

    He was in Pacific rim?

  41. Kaitlyn’s Dior says:

    I am in the 3rd grade

  42. katsushiro13 says:

    I kept seeing ppl comment his name as John Boyeager in Pacific Rim videos HAHAHAHAHA

  43. Modrophenia says:


  44. HookedTapater says:

    People actually think hes a good actor? Lifelong star wars fan, read all the books, played all the game and still play swotor, and that movie was shit. Fucking running into each others arms on the beach scene for 2 guys who knew each other for like an hour gtfoh Just because it looks pretty on occasion dosent mean its good you fucks pay attention

  45. Serena Terparia says:

    It was so humbling to watch John's journey from meeting him at this shoot to seeing him on From the block to Star Wars!

  46. Joe King says:

    the fact that they didn't clap when he automatically showed his gq magazine shows that they don't find him attractive lmao

  47. CASound says:

    This f****r just admit you wanted to be the black guy in game of thrones before saying nonsense

  48. Robiag Efguan says:

    Has the look of Denzel Washington

  49. Dasha Kornilova says:

    i found a college brochure that i got when visiting colleges and HE IS ON IT omg

  50. thaelectricfeel says:

    I know I saw those at my community college!

  51. ROSE INDIA says:

    i remember when he was in that film/documentary on bb3 about that hoe who set up his murder.. it was called honey trap i think.. he is a great actor.. πŸ‘πŸ’–

  52. Prisci M says:

    Jesus! I am so in love with him !!!!!!

  53. TheCorona272 says:


  54. Rawk4Life says:

    Anyone agree that black British actors are more fun to listen to than white British actors? In case you didn't know, the guy who plays Morgan on The Walking Dead is also British.

  55. Warren London says:

    I'm so happy him!
    He's super talented, so he has a bright future ahead of him 😊

  56. text of memes says:

    in the pic the indian girl looks amazing and cute

  57. Shakester71 says:

    Don't know why he did Star Wars with an American accent. That English accent would have fit in perfectly.

  58. Abi D Roger says:

    The next Denzel WashingtonπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ‘

  59. Zhang Zehao says:

    You look much younger now, denzel

  60. Lauren says:

    such a class act

  61. Hayley says:

    Gosh what I'd do to get a guy like him lol. Like daaaamn John you're looking so fiiine!

  62. rawryfootage says:

    Finn is in my local Walgreens magazines

  63. BantaOnFanta says:

    I remember John form attack the block

  64. House of Zuma says:

    He is English!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  65. Diego Pisfil says:

    He looks like Matt Damon, Taylor Lautner and Denzel Washington

  66. Valerina PR90 says:

  67. Tsunfish says:

    I had the same exact reaction when my dad suggested I give my Gundam models that I built with my own hands to his friend's kids that I find really annoying
    I feel you deeply, John Boyega

  68. jonathan96 says:

    Imperial dream was the mothafucken shit I felt that movie and the character good job acting

  69. Mr Wolf says:

    jimmy fallon is a massive wank splat

  70. Candace Jackson says:

    He is so beautiful 😍😍😍😍

  71. Diego Pisfil says:

    The Black Taylor Lautner

  72. Timber Humphrey says:

    this dude is so likable, and even relatable

  73. Jess Samuel says:

    2:23, when you point at your invisible watch instead of the actual watch you have on

  74. Anthony Rando says:

    Omg this was uploaded on my birthday

  75. Side Light says:

    Who thinks he should play Gordie la forge

  76. Niklas Heron says:

    John Boyega looks like a mix of Mike Tyson and Buddy hield from the Sacramento Kings lmao

  77. GerooltOfRoovia says:

    This guy was created to be a movie star man. love it

  78. Sampai says:


  79. Kjirsten Hess says:

    This video has to have the most saying of the word force than anything I’ve seen

  80. loredelagarza75 says:

    john boyega, more like the new pogba

  81. Sophie Quach says:

    he was on my high school portal site!

  82. Tough Love says:

    Jeez fallon sucks as a host

  83. Open up Tv says:

    Because he was in block sister had to do a essay on it

  84. George Ramos says:

    Attack the Block, The Circle, Detriot, Star Wars, good actoe

  85. QueenMaxine says:

    I love John so much 😭

  86. QueenMaxine says:

    I love John so much 😭

  87. cal John says:

    Seems like a cool dude

  88. mariyaa111 says:

    He looks like a younger, English Denzel ! I'm loving this kid !

  89. Deborah Marcelus says:

    His smile reminds me of that iconic Denzel smile. Good looking like Denzel too!!!😍😍😍😍😍

  90. David Long says:

    jimmy fallon is so bad at his job.

  91. Sarcastic Nerdette says:

    I could listen to him talk all day.
    Boyega that is.

  92. Amit Luthra says:

    Join the success of driving with John Boyega on instagram @johnboyega at @skldrivingschool !!!!

  93. Norsyaza Edmiza says:

    i love him

  94. lilycharlson says:

  95. shivan4lyf says:

    Even when he acted in a film called Attack the block that was a good film

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  97. Henry Thompson says:

    What a fucking clean hair cut i need to know who his hair stylist is

  98. Derek says:


  99. Ahmed Chowdhury says:

    South Thames college xD

  100. Mitchell Hogg says:

    Bois…he was in those generic college black guy pamphlets…my life…it has peaked…

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