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Robert Downey Jr. Gave John Boyega This Key Advice on Handling Fame

They are not going to know what to do with you when you come into the industry Boyega remembers RDJ predicting.

Before The Force Awakens thrust a 23 year old John Boyega into the spotlight one that would prove at times searing at times empowering Boyega ate waffles with Robert Downey Jr.The point of the waffle meeting to learn how to be famous. Or rather how to be famous without stumbling along the way a rocky route Downey Jr. knew all too well. Boyega asked his agent to set it up. Downey Jr. obliged. And then over waffles the man who turned years of legal setbacks into maybe the most profitable career in Hollywood gave Boyega some advice.In his September cover interview Boyega told Mens Health what RDJ had to say.

They are not going to know what to do with you when you come into the industry they are going to be kind of like Oh lets just make him well spoken and nice Boyega remembers. They are not going to know what to do with you when you come into the industry they are going to be kind of like Oh lets just make him well spoken and nice Boyega remembers.Boyega anticipated then having to carve out something more individual than just well spoken nice.Thats kind of the filter he says. You are going to go through some turbulence. You are going to try to find who you are within this. It might be rocky but you will come out the end with a solid identity. Thats literally what happened to me.That turbulence included years in which Boyega said he overworked himself as well as a torrent of racism over his casting as a stormtrooper in The Force Awakens.

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