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‘The Force Awakens’ actor John Boyega surprises fans at screenings

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UPDATE: 48 hours after visiting theaters in NYC, John Boyega flew to London to do the same

CNN —  

How about an opening screening of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” with a side of John Boyega, dropping by unannounced at the theater?

That’s what happened to several lucky moviegoers over the weekend in New York, where the actor – who plays redeemed Stormtrooper Finn – spent his night making someone else’s really special.

The London-born Boyega was in town to promote the film and taped an interview with Jimmy Fallon on Friday afternoon, revealing that since he couldn’t tell his friends anything about his role, they thought he would be just an extra. He then set off to five different theaters in New York City.