John Boyega admits that the Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker script on eBay was his
"I left it under my bed this cleaner comes in, finds this script and puts it on eBay for like £65 pounds," John Boyega.
Earlier this week, JJ Abrams had confirmed that a Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker script that had found its way onto eBay was indeed the original.
However, luckily for the director and the franchise, when the script went live, a member of Lucasfilm noticed that it was a legit script, and they swooped in to grab it before it sold to someone else.
While JJ Abrams did not reveal whose fault it was and only said, "One of our actors, I won’t say which one — I want to, but I won’t — left it under their bed and it was found by someone who was cleaning their place. And it was given to someone else, who then went to sell it on eBay”, the real culprit has finally been found.
John Boyega admitted that it was his script under his bed that was stolen by a cleaning person. He took responsibility for the carelessness during an interview on and explained what happened.
OMG! @johnboyega admits it was HIS @starwars #TheRiseOfSkywalker script that was put on eBay! But he swears it was an accident! https://t.co/i9rZzYNwW0 pic.twitter.com/RNCKWCscpl— Good Morning America (@GMA) November 27, 2019
“I was moving apartments and I left the script under my bed. I was just like, you know what, I’ll leave it under my bed,” Boyega said on Wednesday. “When I wake up in the morning I’ll take it and move, but my boys came over and, you know, we started partying a little bit and then the script just, it just stayed there.”
“Then a few weeks after a cleaner comes in, finds the script and then puts it on eBay for, like, 65 (British) pounds. So the person didn’t know the true value,” he added. Scripts for Star Wars movies are among the most closely guarded in the film world. Many actors only get the parts of the script for their specific scenes and critics do not get to see the film in advance.
Boyega also broke down the whole scenario on The Jimmy Fallon show.