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10 Dec 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

‘Star Wars’ star Harrison Ford has perfect polite comeback to Donald Trump.

The 23-year-old Attack the Block actor had some strong words for anyone who was troubled that there would be a black stormtrooper in the new film, which is released in UK cinemas next Thursday.The 23-year-old star of Star Wars: The Force Awakens was starting to question a lot of things about what life would hold now that he was part of what’s expected to be one of the biggest films of all time. But when Ford, currently on Australian press tour for Star Wars, was asked to respond to Trump’s comments, his reaction was … less than enthusiastic.

Aliens that, if they existed, we’d definitely have an issue. ‘We’d have to get them to the government and be, like, ‘What are you?’ Yet what you want to do is fixate on another human being’s colour. I think Yoda said that, or Obi-Wan.’ Boyega was quizzed in the interview about whether he was ‘proud’ to make the Star Wars universe more diverse as the first black leading actor in the franchise. ‘It’s Hollywood’s fault, for letting this get so far, that when a black person or a female, or someone from a different cultural group is cast in a movie, we have to have debates as to whether they’re placed there just to meet a [quota]. ‘I also understand, on the flip side, where these other mentalities will arise. “He’s just placed there for political correctness”. He didn’t want to burden his fellow veteran cast mates like Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill with questions about their experiences and how they handled their light speed ascendancy to otherworldly stardom. I’m going to be in ‘Star Wars.’ If he has time, can Robert Downey Jr. mentor me?” He wasn’t exactly sure that it would result in anything, but figured it was worth a shot.

It was the start of a true friendship that’s since resulted in more hours-long chats, hang-outs, and even a chicken and waffles date. “Good lord we get deep,” Boyega said of their conversations. “For the most part it’s definitely private, but in general, his thing has always been inner peace and how to deal with this on a mental level. Taking care of your mental health is something that he talks to me about.” Whether it’s Downey’s influence or not, Boyega has been weathering the attention with expert grace — even the ugly stuff. Finn could have been anyone. “The ‘Star Wars’ fans, their reputation can’t be ruined by a few individuals,” Boyega said. “Let’s just leave them on their island and go and enjoy a ‘Star Wars’ movie.” “I will be everywhere, and I don’t mean on the posters,” he said. “I want to see exactly how people are feeling.

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