New York (The Verge) — Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker script wound up on eBay after John Boyega partied and forgot about it theverge.com/tldr/2019/11/2….
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker actor John Boyega admits to being the person who left a script for the movie under his bed. It ended up on eBay and became a lesson in why printed scripts are outdated.
Director J.J. Abrams told Entertainment Weekly that an anonymous actor left the script under his bed, a housekeeper found it, and gave it to someone who posted it for sale on eBay. A Disney employee saw it, and purchased the script before anyone else could. Though Abrams may have tried to keep the actor’s name anonymous, John Boyega, who plays Finn in the new trilogy, toldGood Morning America it was his fault. The issue, Boyega said, is that he forgot the script was under his bed while partying with friends. Truly, who amongst us can fault him for that? May he without sin etc., etc., etc. — Julia Alexander/@verge