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John Boyega unveils waxworks at Madame Tussauds in London

John Boyega feels “lucky to be celebrated” after unveiling his red carpet-inspired waxwork at Madame Tussauds.

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

The 30-year-old character wears an outfit designed by her sister Grace, which reflects her love of tailoring and West African heritage.

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John Boyega with the grace and blessing of his sister (Madame Tussauds/PA)

John Boyega with the grace and blessing of his sister (Madame Tussauds/PA)

He said: “The style of my figure was really important to me, and I saw this as an opportunity for my sister to come in and create something that merges my love of a good fitted suit with the beautiful materials. who represent my West Africa. culture, and this outfit represents me perfectly.

“It’s stylish.”

The actor, born John Adedayo Bamidele Adegboyega, joins other stars such as Dwayne Johnson, the Beckhams, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zendaya and Helen Mirren at the Awards Party area of ​​Madame Tussauds in London.

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

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

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


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

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

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

Boyega, born in Peckham, attended a seance in September last year with the artists at Madame Tussauds in London, during which precise measurements and reference photographs were taken.

He said: “The whole experience of getting a figurine was nice and easy, but the artists at Madame Tussauds in London took some really weird steps that I had never experienced before – despite having been measured for so many many movie roles – never had my eyeballs compared to another pair of eyeballs.

“I think the fans are going to really like that number; it was well thought out and designed with love. It looks awesome, and I really like it.

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

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John Boyega unveils his very first Madame Tussauds London figurine (Madame Tussauds/PA)


John Boyega unveils his very first Madame Tussauds London figurine (Madame Tussauds/PA)

John Boyega unveils his very first Madame Tussauds London figurine (Madame Tussauds/PA)

Tim Waters, Managing Director of Madame Tussauds London, said: “John Boyega is one of Britain’s most exciting and famous film stars.

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

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

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

Mr Waters added: “Many will know how important family is to John, so hosting some of his loved ones to view the figure before it was released to our guests was a really fitting way to celebrate this special moment. “