WATCH: John Boyega’s Friends Thought He Was an Extra in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

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During the two years he was working on the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, John Boyega did such a good job of not revealing anything about the movie that his friends believed him to simply be an extra in the film.

When John sat down with Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show, the 23-year-old Londoner revealed that after the British premiere of the film, his friends admitted they had no idea what a significant role Boyega played in the movie.

Boyega stars as Finn, one of the leads in Star Wars: The Force Awakens opposite Daisy Ridley and Oscar Isaac.

As John explains it, his friends were beyond shocked when they realized how much screen time he had in the movie.

I took them to the London premiere and after the premiere they were just like, ‘Yo, John, I never knew you were in the movie for so long – I thought you were an extra!’