The British actor John Boyega, who plays Finn in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker , admits that he lost the script of the film and ended up on auction site eBay. He says so in Good Morning America on Wednesday .
Director JJ Abrams recently told the same program that Disney was almost confronted with a catastrophe when the film’s script appeared on eBay. The script could be retrieved by Disney on time.
On Wednesday, Boyega revealed that he was the actor who lost the script. He was about to move and had already packed all his things. He thought he had put the script under his bed in a safe place so that he could easily take it with him the next day when moving. That evening some friends came by, there was some partying and then Boyega forgot that he had put the script under his bed and left the next day for his new home.
A few weeks later, a cleaner found the script and placed it on eBay for 65 British pounds (about 76 euros). “That person apparently had no idea of its value,” jokes Boyega. A Disney employee came across the auction by accident and put a stop to it.
Few productions are better protected than Star Wars, says Abrams at Good Morning America . The plans are anxiously kept secret and scripts are printed on special paper so that they cannot be copied. Millions are spent to prevent the story lines from leaking. So this time it didn’t happen in the nick of time.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker can be seen in the cinema from December 18.