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The script for Star Wars: The Force Awakens made John Boyega cry

09.23.2015

I'd cry too if I'd just nabbed the lead role in STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, which is exactly what happened to John Boyega once he was cast in the role of Finn and received the script for the new film. A preview of John Boyega's upcoming GQ interview has popped up online in which Boyega lays out the exhausting seven-month audition process which felt like "The X Factor but without the TV show around it," but it was all worth it in the end once Boyega won the role and let the waterworks flow:

When I read the script I cried, and I'm not really a big crier... I'm more like a frog-in-the- throat kind of guy, who'll try to hold it in and make sure I don't let it all out.

In just a few short months we'll be introduced to a whole new generation of Star Wars characters, of which John Boyega's Finn and Daisy Ridley's Rey will be at the forefront. As with the original trilogy, everyone will latch onto their favourite characters and although Boyega may be biased, he believes that Finn is the best character in the film.

Finn is dope. His story is so epic. It's a story that's never been seen before, but it also mirrors the stories of Luke Skywalker and Han Solo. And he's quirky and charismatic and funny. For me, he was the best character in the script.

Only a special few ever get to wield a lightsaber in a Star Wars film, and we already know that John Boyega can count himself among them thanks to the most recent STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS teaser; however, it did involve some training, but not the kind you're thinking of.

They're heavy, those things, and there's a lot of running involved. I was trained on a high incline treadmill so when it came to it I could sprint around the desert in a leather jacket. They should do a Star Wars weight loss program.

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS will hit theaters (finally) on December 18, 2015.

Source: GQ

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