Star Wars actor reveals what happened after he found a Pikachu on film set

12 August 2016 / 2 months 1 week ago

John Boyega caught a Pokemon on the set of 'Star Wars: Episode VIII'.

The 24-year-old actor is big fan of 'Pokemon Go' and would spend his downtime between scenes bringing his character Finn to life at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, South East England, hunting pocket monsters on the Niantic Labs augmented reality game.

And Boyega was very excited when he grabbed a Pikachu on the set populated by Stormtroopers, a wookie and other aliens.

In an interview with TechCrunch he was asked if was playing 'Pokemon Go', to which he replied: "I do have the app. Currently at level 5, CP levels are looking good. I found a Pikachu at Pinewood Studios while filming 'Star Wars'. I told everybody, 'I got a Pikachu!' I was the most popular kid on set for like a day."

Boyega is playing the title as much as he can and has been logging on in Boston where he is filming Kathryn Bigelow's new movie about the 1967 Detroit riots.

The British hunk was surprised to find so many people playing the game on the streets of the American city.

He said: "I thought there was like a fight going on, there were so many people crowding ... I was like, 'What's going on?' Oh, they're just playing 'Pokemon'. It's great the ways technology has brought us all together. It's a very interesting time."

Boyega is not the only celebrity to get hooked on the game.

Other famous players include Lily Allen, Justin Bieber, Ellen DeGeneres, Demi Lovato, Joe Jonas and Steve Aoki.

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