Monday, August 7, 2017

Monday's Headlines - Star Wars News

Actor John Boyega has regularly revealed just how excited he is to star in Star Wars films, often showing off his love and admiration for his fellow cast and crew. During a recent chat with Entertainment Weekly, however, the actor revealed there's one thing he absolutely hated about working with The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson: his musical taste.

The actor joked, "I have to say, I hate his playlist on his iPhone. He has the country version to every great hip-hop song ever made and I don’t understand where he got that from. It’s treachery. It’s blasphemous. Apart from that, he’s amazing.”

Despite these differences in musical taste, Boyega pointed out that Johnson did bring a unique perspective to the film, even if they might have disagreed on what to listen to between takes.

Being a different person comes with a different energy, a different perspective, and Rian definitely has his own unique style,” Boyega explained. “Rian is just fun. Rian is just a fun guy. I have a feeling he is Santa Claus. I think Santa Claus is a part time director when it comes to December. He grows out the beard then does his thing, because he just so giving, he’s cheerful on set, and it’s always a fun time.”

The actor also pointed out that Johnson's unique perspective is what will help the franchise succeed, detailing, “What people fail to understand sometimes is that the success of these stories that will stay with us long-term is to bring new ideas, is to expand the universe. So we can have new stories, new people, just a different perspective is awesome. [Rian] had a chance to really go crazy, and I’m a big Star Wars buff so certain things I saw I was just like ‘Well, that’s a first.’ And that, for me, is really cool to experience.”

You can see the results of the fun experience when The Last Jedi hits theaters December 15.