Star Wars: The Last Jedi star John Boyega confirms Prince William and Harry cameo as Stormtroopers

Actor spoke with the Hollywood Reporter in an actors' roundtable

Roisin O'Connor
Saturday 18 November 2017 12:13
Rey uses the Force on a Stormtrooper (Daniel Craig) in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Rey uses the Force on a Stormtrooper (Daniel Craig) in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

John Boyega has confirmed that Prince William and Prince Harry play Stormtroopers in the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Boyega spilled the beans in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter where he confirmed rumours that the royals would have cameos in the movie.

He said it was "weird" to see them in costume and it made for "a strange contrast of a weird family".

John Boyega as Finn in a promotional image for Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Despite their presence, Boyega added it was more "fun" than intimidating and said it was a "great experience.

So Prince William and Harry will appear (sort of) alongside Peaky Blinders star Tom Hardy and Take That frontman Gary Barlow.

Stormtrooper cameos have become something of a gimmick for the franchise, with James Bond actor Daniel Craig enjoying his own cameo in The Force Awakens.

“You're a child. There's a new planet every day and a new scene to play,” Boyega said of starring in the films. “It makes you feel like you're a part of history in a sense.”

Director Rian Johnson recently said that the upcoming film is "not an homage" and will push the franchise further.

"Telling a story that brings new things and pushes everything forward in an interesting way, that is in this world that we all recognise, there’s something very powerful about that," he told SciFiNow.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in cinemas on 15 December 2017.

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