John Boyega Confirms Star Wars 8's 3 Major Celebrity Cameos
Posted 2017/08/18 0 0
The actor seems to have confirmed that Tom Hardy will have a cameo in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, alongside Princes William and Harry.
During his guest stint at BBC Radio4 (via Screen Daily), John Boyega, who reprises his role as Finn in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, was asked about a rumored cameo from the UK royals Prince William and Prince Harry. Boyega tried to play it coy, but then he just let it go and confirmed that both princes are in the movie, and he even confirmed Tom Hardy's cameo as well. Unfortunately, Boyega did not dive into the specifics of the cameos which in hindsight preserves the element of surprise once the three suddenly pop up on the big screen during the Rian Johnson film:
“I’ve had enough with those secrets. They came on set. They were there. I’m sick of hiding it. I think it was leaked, anyway. There were images. Every time I get asked, I have to dodge it. I’m tired of dodging it. They were there. So was Tom Hardy.”
Earlier this year, it was reported that Princes William and Harry had visited the Pinewood Studios set and sources close to the project claimed the Royals filmed cameos as stormtroopers. Director Rian Johnson had previously teased the possibility of a cameo appearance by the Princes, though Boyega is the first to directly confirm their presence in the film.
Celebrity cameos are nothing new in the Star Wars universe these days. Daniel Craig famously played the Stormtrooper that allowed Rey to escape on Starkiller base. And Simon Pegg played Unkar Plutt, the junk dealer on Jakku. We'll have to wait and see just how these cameos fit into Star Wars: The Last Jedi, or if there are any others that the production and director Rian Johnson have managed to keep secret. Maybe John Boyega will get a little fed up and let some of those secrets spill as well. Then again, Disney and Lucasfilm may be having a little chat with him after this one.