‘Star Wars’ Actor John Boyega Thought He’d Only Star in Christian Movies but Chose Secular

John Boyega, best known for playing Finn in the 2015 and 2017 “Star Wars” films, says he first assumed he would only act in Christian films in his career because of his strong religious upbringing.

While attending a screening of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” at the IMAX Cinemas in Lekki, Nigeria, on Dec. 26, Boyega revealed to those in attendance that he was raised Christian and thought he’d use his talent in that capacity as well.

“I thought because of my religious background, I would specifically go for a market that was based in spirituality, but then I would realize that wasn’t for me, so I went secular,” Boyega said at the end of the screening.

According to the Nigerian publication konbini.com, the actor grew up watching mostly “Mount Zion movies.” Mount Zion Movies are a popular hub of media where people can find and watch African movies.

While in the theater, the actor, who’s of British Nigerian descent, also revealed that he was trained by Mike Bamiloye and his wife, Gloria Bamiloye — the founders of Mount Zion Drama Ministry and Mount Zion Television.

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Source: Christian Post