This week, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker director J.J. Abrams revealed that the script for the highly-anticipated film was actually spotted by Disney officials on Ebay. Apparently, an actor who he chose not to name had left their script under their bed, a cleaner found it, and wanted to make a little cash.
Though Abrams wouldn’t admit who did it, Finn actor John Boyega continued the promotional tour for the film and stopped by the same morning news show, Good Morning America. In the video below, host Michael Strahan told the 27-year-old actor that his co-star Daisy Ridley had denied that it was her.
The Pacific Rim: Uprising star revealed, “Alright guys, it was me,” adding after the crowd erupted, “Wait, wait, wait, let me tell you how this all went down. What happened was, it was actually from my apartment. I was moving apartments, and I left the script under my bed. I was like, ‘I’m going to leave it under my bed. When I wake up in the morning, I’ll take it and then move.'”
Boyega then admitted he got a tad distracted, disclosing with a grin, “But then my boys came over, and, you know, we started partying a little bit, and the script it, it just stayed there.”
The actor continued, “Weeks after, this cleaner comes in, finds the script, and then puts it on Ebay for like 65 pounds. So, the person didn’t know the true value.”
Boyega did admit that he got into a little trouble. “It was scary, man. I got calls from every official. Even Mickey Mouse called me like, ‘What did you do?!’” mimicking the cartoon’s high pitched voice.
Oops! At least Boyega had the guts to admit his mistake. Be sure to see (not read) The Rise of Skywalker, in theaters on Dec. 20.