Star Wars actor John Boyega’s moving speech at a Black Lives Matter protest in London received praises from Hollywood luminaries, said BBC. 

Harry Potter author JK Rowling and Oscar-winning director of Get Out, Jordan Peele, applauded Boyega for speaking out and paid tribute to African-American George Floyd, who died in police custody on 25 May.

Both Hollywood big shots assured Boyega that they got his back.

This is after the actor earlier noted that he knew that his comments could damage his career.

In response to this seemingly care-suicide, Peele said, “We got you, John.” 

Rowling said that “Happy to work with you any time, John.” 

The Harry Potter author is currently in pre-production for the third Fantastic Beasts film.

She tweeted applause emojis in response to Boyega’s speech.

Film maker Matthew A. Cherry also tweeted his support to Boyega.

Cherry said, “I would work with John Boyega and urge other non-Black creators to affirm that they have this back as well.”

Matthew A. Cherry won an Oscar this year for animated short film Hair Love, which features an African-American father styling his daughter’s hair for the first time.

British-Nigerian Boyega, who starred as Finn in the latest Star Wars trilogy, always fight back his tears during his speech.

He was quoted saying: “I don’t know if I’m going to have a career after this,” during his emotional speech.


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