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:
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