The season 7 Game of Thrones premiere had just about everyone tuned in to HBO on Sunday (July 16), and while the show was heavily viewed, it’s not perfect, according to a prominent sci-fi actor.
“There are no Black people in Game of Thrones,” he said. “You don’t see one Black person in Lord of the Rings. I ain’t paying money to always see one type of person on-screen.
“You see different people from different backgrounds, different cultures, every day,” he continued. “Even if you’re a racist, you have to live with that. We can ruffle up some feathers.”
These recent comments come after the 25-year-old star admitted that he used to be stopped for “random checks” at the airport ever time he flew to America, pre fame. Boyega himself has been a trailblazer for diversity in more recent sci-fi films. He played Finn in the 2015 movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Read the full GQ interview here.
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