John Boyega has blown up since starring as Finn in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, unfortunately, his dating life hasn’t exactly flourished.
The 25-year old Brit burst on the scene in The Force Awakens back in 2015, and though he’d been in a few films prior, Star Wars put him on a whole new level. Before the film dropped, Boyega was super into his new bae. Taking some advice from his friend Orlando Bloom, Boyega had decided to try and find love before the movie dropped and real fame set in. Needless to say, it was a FAIL.
Boyega recently appeared on The Graham Norton Show and described the tragic experience. Apparently, he was on a lovely date in New York City with a girl he really liked. Unfortunately, everything went south when the topic of jobs came up. He said,
“She didn’t know what I did until we were driving through Times Square, and she goes, ‘What do you do for a living?’” “I looked up, and I go, ‘That,’” Boyega answered, motioning towards a billboard of him as Finn holding a lightsaber.
Though he doesn’t go into specifics about what actually happened between him and his ex-flame he does say, “That picture … just kind of affected her.” He even had to block her on his phone.
Yikes, we bet the young lady is kicking herself right now over her reaction, whatever that might have been. However, Boyega doesn’t look like he’s lost any sleep over it. After all, he has his lightsabers to keep him warm at night.
His latest Star Wars adventure, The Last Jedi premieres, December 15, 2017