Actor John Boyega On 'Star Wars' & 'Small Axe'

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Actor John Boyega On 'Star Wars' & 'Small Axe'

Wednesday, 19 May

Boyega played Finn in the 'Star Wars' sequel trilogy and he won a Golden Globe for his leading role in the anthology series 'Small Axe,' as a Black British police officer who joined the force in the '80s to try to change the system. Boyega has been outspoken about systemic racism — including in Hollywood. Last year, he talked about how his character in 'Star Wars' was sidelined, along with the other characters played by actors of color. He spoke with guest interviewer Sam Sanders.

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