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John Boyega Says He Only Wants Roles Where Character DIFFERS From Himself

John Boyega I WISH TO Play Roles NOT THE SAME AS Me … That’s What Acting Is!!!

8/25/2022 12: 35 AM PT

For John Boyega, the great thing about acting gets to play characters that are fundamentally not the same as who he could be in true to life … and he only wants roles that suit you perfectly.

John joined us on “TMZ Live” and told us why he’s not just a fan of restricting who actors can and cannot play predicated on heritage, identity, sexual orientation, etc.

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Just how John sees it, actors are individuals who play other folks … and the profession was never said to be about portraying a character that’s super like the actual actor.

While there has been some backlash recently about James Franco being cast to play Fidel Castro and Ana de Armas portraying Marilyn Monroe … John says haters are receiving everything wrong, and actors shouldn’t let audiences define who they’re.

John says he helps it be a priority to get casting directors and producers who would like him to transform right into a role … and he says his upcoming movie, “Breaking,” is really a prime example.

JB is time for the silver screen after going for a break from acting through the pandemic … and explains why it is important for all those in his profession in order to avoid burnout, and tells us why a hiatus isn’t as glamorous since it sounds.

“Breaking” hits theatres Friday.

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