John Boyega unveils waxwork at Madame Tussauds in London

John Boyega unveils waxwork at Madame Tussauds in London

John Boyega feels “lucky to be celebrated” after he unveiled his red carpet-inspired wax sculpture at Madame Tussauds.

The actor, who found international fame for his role as Finn in the Star Wars sequel trilogy films, was honored with a probability at the London tourist attraction on Friday.

The 30-year-old figure is in an outfit, designed by her sister Grace, that reflects her love of West African tailoring and heritage.

John Boyega with His Sister's Grace and Blessing (Madame Tussauds/PA)

John Boyega with His Sister’s Grace and Blessing (Madame Tussauds/PA)

He said: “The style of my figure was very important to me, and I saw this as an opportunity for my sister to step in and create something that merged my love of a good, tight-fitting suit with the beautiful materials that represent my West African. culture, and this outfit sums me up perfectly.

“It’s chic.”

The actor, born John Adedayo Bamidele Adegboyega, joins other stars including Dwayne Johnson, the Beckhams, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zendaya and Helen Mirren at the awards party area at Madame Tussauds London.

He said: “First of all, I didn’t know my head was that big, which is something to take in, but seeing my figure in the flesh is ridiculous.

“I am happy to be here and lucky to be able to be celebrated in this way.

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John Boyega accompanied by friends and family (Madame Tussauds/PA)

“Actor awards are good, but getting a figure at Madame Tussauds London means you’re doing something right.”

Boyega, born in Peckham, participated in a session last September with the artists of Madame Tussauds London, during which precise measurements and reference photographs were taken.

He said: “The whole experience of getting a figure was nice and easy, but the artists at Madame Tussauds London did some really weird measurements that I’ve never experienced before – despite being measured for many film roles – I never had my globes. eyeballs compared to another pair of eyeballs.

“I think the fans are really going to like this figure; It was well thought out and designed with love. It looks brilliant, and I really appreciate it.”

Madame Tussauds announced that the Bafta-winning actor would join its ranks in March, marking his 30th birthday.

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John Boyega reveals his first Madame Tussauds London figure (Madame Tussauds/PA

Tim Waters, General Manager of Madame Tussauds London, said: “John Boyega is one of Britain’s most exciting and celebrated film stars.

“Big things have been in store for John since his role in Star Wars in 2014, but his star trajectory is going even further than anyone could have imagined.

“In addition to being an incredibly talented actor, he speaks for a generation and uses his platform to provide opportunities for other young creatives.”

The wax doll was unveiled at a special event in front of Boyega’s family and friends on Friday.

Waters added: “Many will know how important family is to John, so having some of those closest to him to see the figure before going live for our guests was a really fitting way to celebrate this special moment.”

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