KEY POINTS

  • Filmmaker JJ Abrams came out in support of John Boyega after the latter’s speech at a London protest
  • Abrams shared a clip of Boyega's speech on Twitter and praised him
  • Jordan Peele, Olivia Wilde, Mark Hamill and many more also showed their support to the actor

John Boyega might be the only Hollywood celebrity to go out and give a compassionate speech while making an appearance in a protest that was organized in London.

A lot of people gathered to support the “Black Lives Matter” movement following the death of African-American George Floyd on May 25. Protests for equality are being held all over the world in the wake of Floyd’s murder. Boyega attended a gathering in London’s Hyde Park where he used a megaphone to give a 5-minute speech.

During the protest, the 28-year-old actor said he is not so sure if the film industry is going to support his efforts to raise awareness about social justice. However, he is willing to take the risk.

“I am speaking to you from my heart. Look, I do not know if I am going to have a career after this, but f—k that,” Boyega said during the June 3 demonstration.

Filmmaker JJ Abrams, who has worked with Boyega in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker,” came out in support of the star and noted that he would definitely work with the “Pacific Rim” actor in a heartbeat.

Abrams shared a clip of the actor’s speech on Twitter and explained that he would “beg” to direct him again.

“You KNOW that as long as I am allowed to keep working, I’ll always be begging to work with you. Deep respect and love, my friend,” Abrams wrote.

Not just Abrams, many notable personalities praised the actor for his moving speech. From Jordan Peele to Olivia Wilde, several filmmakers and actors made it clear that they are standing by Boyega.

Boyega’s co-star Mark Hamill retweeted some photos from the protest and declared that he had “never been more proud” of his friend.

Meanwhile, Minneapolis officials recently announced that they want to dismantle and rebuild the police department after Floyd’s death, which sparked nationwide protests about racism in law enforcement.

“We committed to dismantling policing as we know it in the city of Minneapolis and to rebuild with our community a new model of public safety that actually keeps our community safe," Council President Lisa Bender told CNN.

John Boyega speech "Star Wars" actor John Boyega is pictured at an anti-racism protest where he made a speech in London on June 3, 2020. Photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images