Boyega's words came after Kelly Marie Tran quit Instagram because of sexist and racist abuse.
The 26 year old star, who played Finn in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, took to Twitter to upbraid some of the popular film series’ more outspoken fans, just days after two of its female stars, Kelly Marie Tran and Daisy Ridley, both quit Instagram after becoming fed up with the constant trolling and online abuse they received.
“If you don't like Star Wars or the characters, understand that there are decisions makers [sic] and harassing the actors/actresses will do nothing,” Boyega tweeted on Tuesday evening (June 12th). “You're not entitled to politeness when your approach is rude. Even if you paid for a ticket!”
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The 'Star Wars' actress goes quiet after social media fears.
While the majority of the 'Star Wars' fandom welcomed the introduction of new star Kelly Marie Tran with 'The Last Jedi', there have been an unfortunate smattering of people who have taken to attacking her online. The trolling has gotten so bad that she's actually removed all posts from one of her social media accounts.
Kelly Marie Tran at the Oscars
The 29-year-old played the lovable Rose Tico in the last 'Star Wars' movie; an important move for both diversity and the creation of relatable female role models. But not everyone sees her that way. She has allegedly been harassed for months by trolls and that's apparently why she has removed every post from her Instagram page.
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Kelly Marie Tran, Mark Hamill and Billie Lourd at the Hollywood Walk Of Fame ceremony where 'Star Wars' actor Mark Hamill was finally honored with a Star on the Hollywood Boulevard - Hollywood, California, United States - Thursday 8th March 2018
Kelly Marie Tran on the red carpet at the 90th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars) 2018 held at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. This year's winner of Best Picture was 'The Shape of Water', with director Guillermo del Toro winning Best Achievement in Directing - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 4th March 2018
She's the rising star on everyone's lips after 'The Last Jedi'.
As the world continues to share their love of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi', we put the spotlight on one star who's definitely been drawing a lot of attention to herself. Kelly Marie Tran is a new star in the franchise, and we are loving her.
Kelly Marie Tran at 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' premiere
Born in San Diego, California, Kelly is 28-years-old and has been in the acting game since 2011 - though 'Star Wars' is her first major role. Of course, she has been overwhelmed by the attention she's received since becoming involved in the franchise.
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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' is finally upon us, and with it comes a returning cast of Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and others, as well as new additions to the cast such as Kelly Marie Tran and Laura Dern.
In this series of interviews, the actors - alongside director Rian Johnson - open up about their roles in this fantastic franchise, the extraordinary sets and scenaries they were placed in during filming, and just what it's like to be part of such a well-loved world.
'The experience has been inexplicable, I don't know that I can give it a definition', says newcomer Kelly Marie Tran, who plays Rose Tico in Episode VIII. 'I feel so many emotions all the time and I'm just trying to be really present.'
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After the thunderous reception for J.J. Abrams' Episode VII: The Force Awakens two years ago, writer-director Rian Johnson had a lot to live up to with Episode VIII. And he delivers more than anyone expected: a lucid, entertaining film that operates on four distinct planes, deepens all of its characters, enriches the mythology and constantly surprises the audience with twists and turns. It's a little overwhelming, a nonstop two and a half hours of action and intensity without any time to catch your breath. But there's also a steady stream of sharp humour to help keep things in perspective.
The story picks up straight away, as the First Order led by Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis) presses its advantage to wipe out the rebellion for good. Snoke is playing his apprentice Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) off against General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson) for maximum effect as they launch an attack. Rebel General Leia (Carrie Fisher) is trying to protect her scrappy army, with pilot Poe (Oscar Isaac) trying against the odds to find a way to get them to safety. He sends rebel hero Finn (John Boyega) and mechanic Rose (Kelly Marie Tran) on a mission to track down a hacker who can give them a chance against the First Order. Meanwhile, Rey (Daisy Ridley) has tracked down Leia's brother, jaded Jedi master Luke (Mark Hamill), who is trying to teach her hard truths about the Force.
Each of these characters finds a surprising connection to others, derailing plans and sending each person on an unexpected journey. The way Johnson orchestrates all of this is remarkable because it's both coherent and compelling. And the actors beautifully inhabit the characters, offering telling glimpses beneath the surface. Driver has the strongest role, grappling with three other main characters to understand his destiny. It's dark and complex, and unnervingly moving. Ridley and Hamill also have powerfully gripping moments, while Isaac gets to make good on his scallywag promise in the previous film. And in her final role, the late Fisher brings a wonderfully knowing, sassy edge to Leia.
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Kelly Marie Tran at the European premiere of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' held at the Royal Albert Hall. The film is the second installment of the new trilogy, and it has been directed by Rian Johnson - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 12th December 2017
Kelly Marie Tran at the LA premiere of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'. Directed by Rian Johnson, the movie is the second film in the new 'Star Wars' sequel trilogy, following 2015's 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens', and eighth film in the series altogether - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 10th December 2017
After the release of The Force Awakens at the end of 2015, Disney and Lucas films didn't mess around delivering the general public its first announcement/teaser for The Last Jedi back at the start of 2016. Now, well over a year later, we finally get to see some proper footage from the upcoming movie.
Many of the key cast from Star Wars: The Force Awakens will feature in The Last Jedi including Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron and Adam Driver as Kylo Ren who famously slaughtered his much-loved father in a face to face battle that made for one of the most pivotal scenes in the history of Star Wars.
As ever with new Star Wars releases, the scrip and the story outline is one of Hollywood's most closely guarded secrets and few official details have been released to the public. We do know that the story will pick up where The Force Awakens ended with Rey going off into a mountainous setting to hunt down Luke Skywalker in a bid to train with him and learn his knowledge.
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Date of birth
17th January, 1989
Place of birth
San Diego, California