It was recently revealed that Star Wars actor John Boyega was the culprit behind the leaked script for the forthcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The script, found underneath a hotel bed, eventually made its way to eBay, with JJ Abrams being understandably frustrated over the near leak of the last movie in the modern Star Wars trilogy.
Boyega, who plays Finn in the franchise, has openly embraced his mistake, admitting fault and noting how Abrams was “definitely upset” over the situation.
“Yeah, it was me. It was an accident. He’s [Abrams] definitely upset,” Boyega confessed to TMZ. When asked what he would say to Abrams over the whole affair, Boyega joked, “Get over it. What I thought would be good, is if people get to read the film before they see it. It’s a whole new creative thing I’ve got going on.”
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Abrams was the first to address the script being found during an interview with Good Morning America. The director, returning to helm The Rise of the Skywalker following 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, was coy over who was behind the mishap, protecting Boyega’s identity before the actor shouldered the blame himself.
“One of our actors, I won’t say which one — I want to, but I won’t — left it under their bed and it was found by someone who was cleaning their place,” Abrams said when he first revealed someone attempted to sell the script online. “It was then given to someone else who went to sell it on eBay.”
Directed and co-written by J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’ o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Keri Russell, Anthony Daniels, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams, and Carrie Fisher, with Naomi Ackie and Richard E. Grant. The film arrives on Dec. 20.