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John Boyega Cops To Almost Leaking Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’s Script

November 27, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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JJ Abrams revealed earlier this week that an actor almost accidentally leaked the script for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and John Boyega has fessed up to being the guy. In case you missed it, Abrams revealed on Good Morning America that “one of our actors —- I’m not gonna say which one; I want to, but I won’t -— left [the script] under their bed, and it was found by someone who was cleaning their place.” It eventually made its way onto eBay, but they managed to get it back before it got sold and its secrets got out.

During his own appearance on GMA this morning, Boyega copped to being the actor in question. He said, “It was me! But wait, wait. Let me tell you how this went down. What happened was, it was actually from my apartment, I was moving apartments, and I left my script under my bed. I was just like, ‘You know what, I’m going to leave it under my bed. When I wake up in the morning I’ll take it, then I’ll move. But then my boys came over, and we started partying a little bit. And then the script just stayed there. And then a few weeks after, this cleaner comes in, finds the script, and then puts it on eBay for like £65 ($84). The person didn’t know the true value!”

“And I actually thought, this is a great opportunity for fans to read the movie before they see it. Maybe I’m onto something,” he joked, before saying, “It was scary, man. I got calls every official. Even Mickey Mouse called me up and was like, ‘What did you do?‘ But it all worked out in the end.”

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker opens on December 20th.