John Boyega talks 'Last Jedi,' personal parallels with Finn


LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Boyega may have a lot in common with the character he plays in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," but the actor says he was floored by a trip to a London toy store.

Boyega says that one of the most surprising experiences he had while making the latest Star Wars film was seeing a larger-than-life likeness of himself at the Toys R Us store he used to frequent as a kid.

The 25-year-old actor plays Finn, a former Stormtrooper who escapes the First Order to join the Resistance. Boyega originated the character in "The Force Awakens."

He says he has since gotten used to seeing himself as an action figure, but seeing himself recently on a bottle of water blew his mind.