Force Awakens Star John Boyega’s Adorable Stock Photo Past Revealed


Even the most famous actors started somewhere small and for Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ John Boyega that was modeling for stock photos.

The above photo surfaced on imgur 12 hours ago with the caption “I was a bit surprised to see Finn from Star Wars on a poster at my University.”

But photographer Chris Schmidt actually revealed the connection in late December.

He wrote:

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… I did an education themed stock photo shoot with a bunch of teenage students; it turns out John Boyega did quite well afterwards. The force is strong with this one…


Boyega caught wind of the resurfacing of the photos and tweeted:

EMA = Education Maintenance Allowance, Boyega later explained.

Here’s a few more shots from Schmidt with Boyega.

Ok, but what if this is an origin story for Stormtroopers? Everyone at that table is in training. Think about it.

(via Mashable)

3 Responses to “Force Awakens Star John Boyega’s Adorable Stock Photo Past Revealed”

  1. VBartilucci says:

    BTW – “trainers” = “sneakers”.

  2. When did he have time to defend the block?

  3. infinitysharkv0 says:

    The one wearing flannel is clearly “Nines” angry about his betrayal of their flannel brotherhood.