John Boyega's calling as an actor started at a young age. In fact, he landed an amazing on-stage opportunity before he was 10. Check out these 11 things you probably didn't know about the Star Wars and "Pacific Rim: Uprising" star.
At the early age of five, Boyega took to the stage for the first time in a school play where he played a leopard.
When he was nine, Boyega was noticed in a school play by Teresa Early, the director of Theatre Packham, a theater and education program for young, south London residents. Boyega was enrolled in the program where he stayed until he was 14.
4. Worth a Shot
Boyega appeared in the 2011 sci-fi film, “Attack the Block.” How did he get the role? He found the casting call online.
5. Big Mac Love
Boyega has been vocal in the past about his first trips to the United States, where he fell in love... with McDonalds.
6. In Disguise
Boyega admitted that during 2015 Comic-Con, he walked amongst the crowd dressed as a stormtrooper.
7. Heaven’s Hoping
Boyega’s father is a pentecostal pastor, which is exactly what his dad hoped his son would do as well.
8. Practice Makes Perfect
Boyega is so proud of his Chewbacca impression, that he’s been working on for over 15 years.
9. Major Mentor Envy
The actor has given credit to none other than Robert Downey Jr. for being his mentor.
10. Proud Cat Dad
Boyega has a cat named Mr. Oluwalogan, or Logan for short.