John Boyega, the Nigerian-British actor, says he took a break from acting and movie production to find balance and fulfillment.


In a chat on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, the 30-year-old ‘Star Wars’ actor said the objective of the break was to enable him to work on his “true self” so he can be able to take on more significant opportunities and movie roles.

“I got to a point where I realized that life needs a sense of balance. Sometimes you go towards something and achieve it but there is no fulfillment because you have forgotten about the most important thing, the self,” he said.

“And in thinking about that I was like I need to sort me out first so that when I reach a particular stage and when bigger opportunities come, I’m genuinely ready for it and not intimidated.


“I went on a holiday, had some good times and I relaxed and got in the gym, got reading, got into a routine and I think a lot of some need to do.”

Born to Nigerian parents on March 17, 1992, in London, Boyega has enjoyed a stellar movie career, winning several awards including BAFTA ‘Rising Star Award’ in 2016.

In 2015, Boyega founded Upper Room Entertainment, a production company aimed at “creating original stories”.


In 2019, he played the renaissance hero ‘Finn’ in ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’.

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