"When you fly a lot and it happens three or four times, there's an element of, ‘Okay, I’m still not a terrorist'."

Actor John Boyega was revealed that he used to be stopped for “random checks” at the airport every time he flew to America.

The 25-year-old star said the checks happened before he found fame as Finn in 2015’s The Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

“I used to fly back and forth when I was hustling and auditioning for things in LA,” he told The Evening Standard.

“I’d get cheap flights and stay there for two weeks or whatever. And every time I was getting these random checks. Every. Single. Time. I wish I remembered the airline because I called them out on it, too. Like, ‘This stuff ain’t right’. They said it was a problem Stateside, they gave me a letter and it stopped. But before that it was consistent.”

He added: “I understand that [these things] are for our safety but when you fly a lot and it happens three or four times there’s an element of, ‘Okay, I’m still not a terrorist’.”


Boyega will reprise his role as Finn in this year’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi. He recently shared an Instagram post revealing that he had found the film’s lingo “frustrating”

The film, which will feature a posthumous appearance from Carrie Fisher, is set for release on December 15. Disney CEO Bob Iger has already seen the film and called it “a great next chapter in the iconic Skywalker family saga”.


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