There’s one major rule when you become a part of the Star Wars franchise: keep spoilers under lock and key at all costs. John Boyega, who plays Finn in the latest movie trilogy, had the scare of his career when he lost the script and while appearing on Jimmy Fallon‘s The Tonight Show this week, the actor broke down how it all happened.
Recently the script for Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker appeared on the consumer-to-consumer website, eBay, with Star Wars actor’s name watermarked on every single page. The script was shockingly only on sale for $85, while other Star Wars fans probably would’ve sold the script for thousands, if not more. “I think they were basing the price on my name being on the pages, not on it being a Star Wars script, and I don’t think the person ever read the pages,” Boyega said. “They just thought that it was something cool, tried to sell it online to make a few bucks.”
Opening up about the best moments being on set and bringing the film to an end, he remembers getting that bone-chilling call from his agent: “Mate, I’ve just received a call from Disney and all the big gods of the movie industry that you work for, that your livelihood comes from, saying that you lost the most powerful script in Hollywood right now.” Boyega also clarifies that ultimately Disney got the script back in the end before it was truly leaked, jokingly adding, “Let’s just say they will never work with me again.”
Check out the short clip of John Boyega with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight’s Show below: