British/Nigerian actor John Boyega, recently covered the latest issue of GQ Magazine, The recent face of ‘Star Wars’ used the opportunity to called out hit HBO series “Game of Thrones” for its lack of diversity in ‘Top British’ tv series. He also talked about his
In his interview with GQ, the popular actor complained about how there were no black people in Game of Thrones, and neither was there in “Lord of the Rings”.
The actor said:
There are no black people on Game of Thrones. You don’t see one black person in Lord of the Rings. I ain’t paying money to always see one type of person on-screen.
You see different people from different backgrounds, different cultures, every day. Even if you’re a racist, you have to live with that. We can ruffle up some feathers.
“You don’t see one black person in Lord of the Rings. I ain’t paying money to always see one type of person on-screen.… We can ruffle up some feathers. He added.
During the interview, he talked extensively about fame, marriage and how he landed his role in Star Wars”. He also discusses his new movie Detroit set during the city’s 1967 riot, the bulk of the action taking place during one horrible night in a hotel when a group of white police officers tormented a group of young black men and two white women under the guise of keeping the city safe.
Read the full interview here.