John Boyega, flexing his acting muscles in the first post Star Wars era of his career, discusses the freedom of not being tieds to a major franchise and being allowed to occupy other characters.

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Being in a big franchise, it’s kind of like luxury jail sometimes for an actor when you want to do something else. Because remember, in a franchise you’re working on one character for many years, which can starve your other muscles. And in wanting to be in something where I knew that I’d play a different type of role, a different type of man, and then knowing Steve through, we’re all a part of the same industry so I’d heard about Steve’s directing style, I was really really curious and excited to have the opportunity anyway to be a part of it. And when it came through I was on the tele like ‘this is my moment.’

Boyega will next be seen starring opposite Robert De Niro in The Formula.

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