John Boyega came clean Wednesday and revealed that he was the one who left the script for “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” under his bed that ultimately wound up posted onto eBay. The Force is strong with this one, clearly.
Director J.J. Abrams outed someone in the cast — but wouldn’t say who — on Monday with the revelation that despite all the security precautions, the script had leaked online after a cleaning person found a copy under a bed, then gave it to someone else to post onto eBay.
Initially it wasn’t totally clear how this could’ve happened. Was it under a hotel room bed? Did a cleaner steal it from an actor’s home? Boyega cleared things up to Michael Strahan on “GMA” Wednesday after Daisy Ridley swore she wasn’t the culprit.
“Daisy said it’s not her? Alright. It was me. Wait wait wait wait guys, let me tell you how this one went down,” Boyega said. “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. 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.”
And why wouldn’t that be the safest place for it? Honestly, who would think to look for anything like that there, right? It’s unusual too that Boyega had such a luxury, considering Mark Hamill has said he had to keep his script for “The Last Jedi” in a safe overnight and even had to come to a designated location to read it.
Abrams clarified that there was no harm, no foul, that Disney eventually salvaged Boyega’s leaked script before the contents of it got online.
“Then a few weeks after, you know, this cleaner comes in, finds the script and then puts it on eBay for like £65 ($83). The person didn’t know the true value,” Boyega said. “I got calls from every official. Even Mickey Mouse called me. (high-pitched voice) What did you do?”
Boyega clarified he still hasn’t seen the final cut of the movie and doesn’t know exactly what happens, but that hasn’t stopped him from giving out some spoilers anyway, including to one of his closest friends.
“Look, it’s the last one,” he said. “I said this is the last film, man. I don’t have time to keep all this in me. I told her absolutely everything.”
“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” opens in theaters on Dec. 20. Check out Boyega’s segment above.