Hollywood actor John Boyega has been vocal in regards to the problem of systematic racism instilled in showbiz very passionately, a lot in order that at one level, he feared he would lose his profession in Hollywood for backing the Black Lives Matter motion. Out of the turbulent occasions, the actor is completely happy that the business isn’t shunning away the problem, and dealing on rectifying the errors.
Previously, Boyega has shared his experiences of being focused by racists after he was forged in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). He has even prompt that he wouldn’t return to future Star Wars movies because of the backlash, whereas claiming that he felt like his character’s function was sidetracked. In 2020, at one of many Black Lives Matter protests, Boyega was filmed giving an impassioned speech about racism, too.
Now, he’s completely happy to confess that there’s proof of rising variety — onscreen and off display. And his final movie, The Woman King, is testimony to it.
“I have always wanted us as a people, especially black people, to have access to all different types of projects, and to be able to see ourselves in all different types of projects. And I think that The Woman King adds to that conversation, and adds to that movement in a dynamic way,” Boyega tells us.
Ask him how and he explains: “Like I’m particularly excited to see dark skinned brown women on screen. Black women being in this position to be in lead, be top five on the call sheet, being behind the camera as well as in front of it. I think it all adds to the positive conversation that hopefully leads to some real change.”
The actor is optimistic in regards to the inclusivity on display, so we ask him if he hopes to see a Black Bond come on display quickly. And he declares he’s holding onto that hope with a lot pleasure.
“I would hope so. From my perspective, a lot of black actors, who have their own production companies, it is that we are trained to create for ourselves now at this point. I’m trying to collaborate with people in the industry, who we can identify as true allies. That in itself is a process, so hopefully we get that done,” he concludes.