You'll Be Surprised Who John Boyega's Celebrity Mentor Is

You'll Be Surprised Who John Boyega's Celebrity Mentor Is

The Star Wars actor talks fame, Hollywood and Han Solo.

Published November 5, 2015

John Boyega is about to be really, really famous. The British actor will soon star in the next installment of the Star Wars franchise, his highest-profile gig to date and the reason he soon won't be able to leave his house without sunglasses and a hat.

So who does Boyega turn to when it comes to advice on how to navigate the shark-infested waters of Hollywood? Robert Downey Jr., of couse. "He talks to me about the industry, about artistry, he answers questions," he tells the Hollywood Reporter. "He's someone that I really look up to, that I really respect," he shares.

For more of Boyega's story, including the moment Star Wars director J.J. Abrams gave him the part, watch below: is your No. 1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music. 

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Written by Evelyn Diaz


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