‘Stars Wars: The Force Awakens’ Actor John Boyega Surprised Friends in Film – ‘They Thought I Was Just an Extra’ [WATCH]

John_Boyega_by_Gage_SkidmoreBritish actor and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” star John Boyega’s friends had no idea he had such an important role in the movie.

While working on the film for two years, Boyega didn’t talk much to his friends about his participation in “Star Wars,” but when they finally got to watch the movie, they were actually surprised he had so much screen time.

The actor  plays Finn, who was the lone character revealed when the movie’s very first teaser was released a few months back. His character is originally a Stormtrooper who gets thrown into the “Star Wars” universe in a “unique way,” per Cinema Blend.

“I took them to the London premiere and after the premiere they were just like, ‘Yo, John, I never knew you were in the movie for so long – I thought you were an extra!'” Boyega told Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show,” per People.

With the success of the movie, the actor said he’s going to go around New York to be with the fans. “I’m gonna go over to a few theaters in Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, and I’m gonna meet some people, you know, just say thank you,” he told Fallon. “This is big, and I feel the love, I really, really do.”

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