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Family makes John Boyega do the dishes because he won’t spoil ‘The Force Awakens’

And everyone is on his dad's side.


Aja Romano

Internet Culture

Posted on Apr 30, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 10:55 pm CDT

How do you punish your phenomenally successful son for refusing to divulge spoilers about the blockbuster movie he’s in? 

If you’re John Boyega‘s dad, you make him do the dishes.

The Force Awakens star has gotten used to being in the limelight since getting tapped to star in the Star Wars revival. But the guy who went incognito at Star Wars Celebration con clearly likes his downtime spent with family, too.

And luckily for us, he shared a bit of his family life with the rest of us after his parents chided him for not spilling details about the film.

Harsh, dad. Way harsh. But Boyega’s 16,000 Twitter followers—calm down, he’s only had his account for two weeks—lapped it up. Clearly, they’ve all joined the Dark Side. Not that we can blame them. After all, this is pretty much the most highly anticipated film of all time.

And of course, in the end, what Twitter wants, Twitter gets: In this case, a picture of Boyega getting his hands dirty.

Smooth, kid.  Real smooth. He’s only written 28 tweets and a few Instagram posts, but we sense the social media force is strong with this one.

Screengrab via Star Wars/YouTube

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*First Published: Apr 30, 2015, 2:54 pm CDT