March 14, 2016


'The Force Awakens' Star John Boyega Visits Children's Hospital in Character

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It can be nerve-wracking waiting to see how new actors react to the worldwide mega-fame that comes with headlining a franchise opener or a saga reboot. But John Boyega and Daisy Ridley, in the $2 billion wake of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, have been gliding through it like giant-hearted Jedi masters.

Over the weekend, John Boyega did some work with the children's charity Rays of Sunshine, People reports. At the Royal London Hospital, the 23-year-old South Londoner donned the Finn jacket/black T-shirt combo to hand out toys to sick children.

Check out John Boyega's Instagram pics below, followed by the captions:

"Layla: Finn where's Rey?
Finn: I don't know, I got beat by kylo and I can't remember anything
Layla: okay I'll be your Rey today. Okay?
Finn: okay! Lead the way."

"This little stormtrooper Daniel had a wonderful wish after seeing the force awakens. Daniel currently lives with a brain tumour and rather than having Finn to himself he wanted Finn to meet the kids at the Royal London hospital and give them some toys. I stayed in character while I was with this brave boy asking him what a car was. He taught Finn about everything earth related! Really thankful for the opportunity this child granted me and I'm just humbled! I hope I played a little part in making you smile young stormtrooper."

Yup, he's right up there with Ridley and Oscar Isaac.