John Boyega Shops Like Both a Child and a 73-Year-Old Man
If you needed more reasons to love John Boyega, he went on The Graham Norton Show to talk about Star Wars, Woyzeck, and the interesting purchases he’s made with that Star Wars money.
We begin in the bedroom, where Boyega has lion sculptures at the foot of his bed. He loves lions (but let’s not use the term “spirit animal” here) and they guard him when he sleeps. That’s a pretty nice and not-too-out-there decoration, but it starts to get weirder as Norton puts up a photo of the actor’s saxophone lamp. “That was glorified nonsense, I can’t lie to you,” he says, on discovering it in Australia, “something in my brain said, buy.” Even though Boyega points out it’s “environmentally friendly,” Norton’s right that it’s not a particularly pretty light bulb. Turns out Boyega has the same amount of self-restraint as your aunt at the flea market.
“I’m just a fan of weird things,” he tells the host, “I told you I’m 73 deep down.” Then we get to the Spartan helmet in his living room put on top of a column display (purchased separately) and to complete this anachronistic interior design, a knight in the bathroom ready to hand you toilet paper for your bathroom needs. His home is almost like a theme park! Boyega’s love and enthusiasm for everything nerdy and silly is one of his most endearing qualities. It’s cool to see that reflected in his living space/museum of oddities.
The Youtube account shared another clip from his Graham Norton appearance that I find difficult to watch because apparently John Boyega was looking for love in New York? Here he is talking about dating and awkwardly stumbling on a huge billboard with his name on it.
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