“Once you see a guy with a huge Saber…”: Star Wars Actor John Boyega Regrets Dating After an Incident in Times Square Ended Badly

Star Wars Actor John Boyega Regrets Dating After an Incident in Times Square Ended Badly

Finding love as a celebrity is a tricky endeavor. Although it may seem that is easy for a famous personality to sweep anyone off their feet, the reality is far from it. As evidenced by the candid dating stories shared by Star Wars actor John Boyega along with Orlando Bloom, Amy Schumer, and Goldie Hawn, things can get awkward at times.

John Boyega
John Boyega

While discussing their unique dating experiences, Star Wars actor John Boyega opened up about how one of his dates went wrong while driving through Times Square.

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John Boyega shared his unique dating experience 

While recounting a bizarre dating anecdote on the Graham Norton Show, John Boyega revealed that before the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, his co-star, Orlando Bloom had advised him to “secure the love of your life” before the trappings of Hollywood stardom began to set in. But by following Bloom’s advice, Boyega rather found himself in an amusing situation.

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“I’d done the whole process. She didn’t know what I did until we were driving through Times Square. She goes, ‘What do you do for a living?’”

However, unfortunately, that’s where the conversation took an unexpected turn. Boyega revealed that when his date asked him about his profession while driving through Times Square, the two of them found themselves directly underneath a massive billboard. And to his surprise, the billboard featured his character, Finn, brandishing a lightsaber.

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How did the billboard affect John Boyega’s date?

Boyega humorously revealed how he told his date what he did for a living and confessed to blocking her on his phone after that. He admitted that the image on the billboard seemed to have a profound effect on her. “I looked up and I said, that! Me, with a saber…I blocked her on my phone.”

When the show’s host Graham Norton prompted Boyega to share more, asking if that was the end of his romance, the Star Wars actor explained, “Yeah, I mean that picture itself just affected her kind of stance..”

However, he was soon interjected by fellow actor and comedian Amy Schumer who quipped, “Once you see a guy with a huge saber, the thing is…you get over him. What do you do? (laughs)”

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Amy Schumer in Trainwreck

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Apart from Boyega, Schumer revealed how her humor turns out to be a roadblock in her dating life. While on the other hand, Orlando Bloom opened up about his initial days of fame and how they led to some uncomfortable encounters. Whereas, Goldie Hawn, despite being described by Schumer as “a supermodel that danced her whole life,” shared her own dating mishap, recalling how she almost threw up while a guy tried to kiss her.

Source: BBC

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