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"I took them to the London premiere and after the premiere they were just like, 'Yo, John, I never knew you were in the movie for so long – I thought you were an extra!' says Boyega, 

Dec, 20, 2015

The filming of Star Wars: The Force Awakens was top secret. So top secret that the film's star John Boyega's friends had no idea that he had such a big role.

During a visit to The Tonight Show, Boyega told Jimmy Fallon that his friends were surprised after attending the premiere, reports People

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"I took them to the London premiere and after the premiere they were just like, 'Yo, John, I never knew you were in the movie for so long – I thought you were an extra!' " Boyega, 23, shares. "I'm like, all this time I was leaving from Monday to Friday, what did you think I was doing, man, for two years?" 

Great point. 

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The budding star went on to reveal that he'd be making a few visits to theaters across New York City to show his appreciation.

"I'm gonna go over to a few theaters in Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, and I'm gonna meet some people, you know, just say thank you," he says. "This is big, and I feel the love, I really, really do." 

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True to his word, fans shared a photo of him on Facebook at Williamsburg Cinemas in Brooklyn. 

Watch the clip of Boyega on The Tonight Show below:

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