WATCH: John Boyega Says 'Star Wars' Ruined a Potential Relationship: 'I Blocked Her on My Phone' "I bought my mom and dad a house!
So that's what I did." The British star shared that he's had a few "pinch me" moments in the last few years, but only realizes how grand his life is when he's doing interviews.
"But at the same time, a huge responsibility, 'cause not everybody gets this opportunity." Boyega stars as Melvin Dismukes in the Kathryn Bigelow crime drama, Detroit, a story about the real-life riots of 1967, in which the police and military sprung into action when civil unrest rocked the Michigan city.
She didn't know what I did, until we were driving through Times Square, and she goes, 'What do you do for a living?'" "I looked up and I go, 'That,'" Boyega replied, pointing to a giant billboard of himself holding a light saber.
"I blocked her on my phone," he said.