Fast rising British actor of Nigerian origin, John Boyega has proudly revealed that he’s a confident Nigerian man.
In a new interview with New York Times, the ‘Star Wars‘ actor said he was not fazed by the criticisms he got when the was unveiled as the first black Storm Trooper of the Star Wars franchise.
“It made me feel fine. I’m grounded in who I am, and I am a confident black man. A confident, Nigerian, black, chocolate man. I’m proud of my heritage, and no man can take that away from me” he told New York Times about the racism he faced from some fans of the epic sci-fi movie.
In 2013, John Boyega starred in the movie ‘Half Of a Yellow Sun’ featuring fellow Nigerian actor Chiwetel Ejiofor and Thandie Newton.
The movie was about a love story set during the Biafra War.
‘Star Wars Episode VII – The Force Awakens‘ will be out on December 14.