British "Star Wars" actor John Boyega (28, Finn) recently protested in London's Hyde Park to support the "Black Lives Matter" movement. According to media reports, he is said to have said in a speech, among other things: "Look, I don't know if I will have a career after this, but it doesn't matter." In the past few hours, some of his colleagues have now come forward, assuring the actor that they also support his action and that his career will not suffer.
"We stand behind you, John"
"Star Wars" legend Mark Hamill (68, Luke Skywalker) wrote on Twitter for the quotation mentioned: "I've never been more proud of you, John. In love, Dad". Film producer and director J. J. Abrams (53, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens") also reported on Twitter. "You know that I will always beg to work with you while I am still allowed to work. Deepest respect and love, my friend", Abrams explained.
Also actor and director Jordan Peele (41, "Get Out") assured on Twitter: "We stand behind you, John." On the official "Star Wars" Twitter account was also shown as a supporter of the 28-year-old. "John Boyega, you are our hero," says a statement by the production company Lucasfilm.