John Boyega Covers ES Magazine, Addresses Samuel L. Jackson Comments

May 15, 2017
John Boyega covers ES magazine.
John Boyega covers ES magazine.

Yann Rabanier photographs John Boyega for a new cover story. The Star Wars actor stars in a photo shoot, which features styling by Jenny Kennedy. Putting on a serious face, Boyega wears practical designer pieces from the likes of Prada and Dries Van Noten.

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Connecting with the magazine, Boyega addresses Samuel L. Jackson’s criticism of English actors taking African American roles. Boyega reflects, “Damn, Sam. I love him, but he didn’t have to go there. I was actually going to send him a message to check that he’s cool. But look, I get it. I just think there’s no end result in black Brits and African Americans going back and forth at each other.

The 25-year-old actor continues, “I rate Sam and he’s always showed me love–he’s like a big unc–but, across the planet, the black experience is a layered one and his comments didn’t represent that.”

John Boyega ES Magazine Photo Shoot

Actor John Boyega wears a Dries Van Noten blazer with a Prada shirt.
Actor John Boyega wears a Dries Van Noten blazer with a Prada shirt.
Front and center, John Boyega sports a Sandro jacket with a striped Lanvin tee and Emporio Armani trousers.
Front and center, John Boyega sports a Sandro jacket with a striped Lanvin tee and Emporio Armani trousers.
Delivering a side profile, John Boyega wears a Dries Van Noten blazer with a Prada shirt.
Delivering a side profile, John Boyega wears a Dries Van Noten blazer with a Prada shirt.

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