I always wanted to start my own production company: John Boyega
The Pacific Rim star explains why he loves production over direction
John Boyega, who shot to fame as Finn in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is happy being a producer but doesn't have any plans to helm his own movie.
"I'm cool now, just steady on for me, I respect directors, I respect what they do. As a producer you have to rely on the creative vision of your director, but at the same time obviously you are there to help advise and help steer them in the right direction, but actually directing is so much more," says Boyega.
"Even as an actor, it's just so much more, so I would have to be qualified for that, properly," he adds.
Boyega has starred in and produced the new sequel to the Guillermo del Toro sci-fi movie Pacific Rim and revealed that he used his salary from Star Wars to set up his production company UpperRoom Entertainment.
"I always wanted to set up my company but I didn't because I didn't have the funds for it. So I waited until that Star Wars cheque cleared and a debt was paid, I waited for that to be cleared until I reinvested in myself," adds Boyega.