“They gave all the nuance to Adam Driver, all the nuance to Daisy Ridley.
Speaking to the BBC on Monday, Boyega said he had a phone call with Kennedy, describing it as a “pleasant, transparent and honest conversation that was beneficial to both of us”.
“These types of conversations can make it seem like you’re just trying to save your own career, but what’s great now is that it’s now a conversation that everyone has access to. Boyega said.
“Now people can speak out about it, about it knowing that any character that we love, especially in these big franchises, like Marvel’s or ‘Star Wars,’ we love them because of the times that ‘they give us, we love them because of those moments, and it’s heroic moments that these producers all decide for these characters, so we have to see that in our characters who can be black and other cultures.
Boyega will next be seen in Steve McQueen’s “Red, White and Blue”, part of the “Small Ax” anthology, where he plays Leroy Logan, a policeman who joined the London Metropolitan Police in the 1980s to try to changing attitudes from within.
“For it to come out now, especially with this unique perspective of black British Caribbean people that we don’t see often, I think it’s very, very important to the dialogue today,” Boyega said.
“Red, White and Blue” will air on the BBC on November 29 and will also be available on Amazon Prime Video.