Star Wars: The Force is strong in Brooklyn!’ John Boyega Surprises Delighted Fans

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Unbelievable! Boyega stopped audiences in their tracks as he showed up at Star Wars: The Force Awakens screenings around the Big Apple

Star Wars John Boyega, He’s one of the most in demand actors in the world right now, thanks to his star turn in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Star Wars fans were understandably thrilled when John Boyega dropped into screenings of the movie in New York on Friday night. The British actor, who plays stormtrooper Finn, showed up at movie theatres in Manhattan and Brooklyn and thanked some rather overexcited audiences for supporting the film.

‘I was in the area. I was actually looking for a Dunkin’ Donuts and just stopped by,’ he joked at one meet-and-greet stop.  He nipped into screenings multiple times – causing chaos in his wake. ‘Amazing energy from Brooklyn fans!’ he wrote on social media. ‘I did random pop ups so they had no idea! Some pop ups before the film and some after the film. Love it !’

In his element: The smiling actor appeared to be having as much, if not more fun than the fans

His spontaneous appearances were captured on cell phone cameras and he later posted a bunch of photos and short videos on social media. 

‘Had an amazing time meeting you all and again thank you for all the support,’ the 23-year-old from Peckham, in London, wrote on Instagram.
The Walt Disney Co. also shared some of the pics on the studio’s official Twitter feed.

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Saying thanks: John Boyega was a busy man on Friday as he surprised fans at movie theatres around the Big Apple after appearing on The Tonight Show and doing a Q&A at the Apple store in Soho