There is no question that the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is one of history’s biggest, with a massive global appeal and a fond place in many hearts, partly thanks to Johnny Depp’s memorable turns as Captain Jack Sparrow.
It’s easy to see why a young man like Star Wars actor John Boyega looked at Depp and Pirates of the Caribbean and decided that’s what he wanted to do for a living.
Speaking to THR, the actor recounted how he was studying at Greenwich University when Pirates of the Caribbean was filming nearby. He was in film class and then heard a bang, causing him to run out to see what was going on:
“We looked down and I saw Johnny Depp on top of two carriages, balancing himself, as Jack Sparrow. I saw what I wanted to do. I thought God sent the whole film set right here. He sent a film that I would love to star in, that I’d love to be a part of. I never went back.”
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Boyega has certainly accomplished his goal as it doesn’t get any bigger than Star Wars for a major movie franchise, with the actor starring in all three sequel trilogy movies as Finn.
Who knows, perhaps he will get to be in a Pirates movie himself one day and really fulfil his dream?