John Boyega’s Star Wars Fame Once Ruined a Date

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Becoming famous hasn’t necessarily helped John Boyega’s love life.

The “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” actor recently appeared on “The Graham Norton Show,” where he revealed how his role in the blockbuster once sank a date for him. It’s a funny little tale, but the presence of Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn, and Orlando Bloom made it even better. The fellow actors added to the fun with amusing commentary, especially Schumer, who couldn’t resist a joke about reacting to “a guy with a huge saber.”

As Boyega’s dating disaster story goes, he had taken a woman out in New York City. Everything was going well until she asked what he does, just as they happened to be driving through Times Square, where his Star Wars promotional images were on display. He answered the question by showing her, and unfortunately, that put a damper on their date.

“That picture in itself just kind of affected her,” he said, confirming that the relationship didn’t go anywhere.

Alas, they were no Han and Leia (pre-split, that is).

Watch the hilarious group discuss the story, among other topics, below.

[via: “The Graham Norton Show”]

Today in Movie Culture: Fake ‘Back to the Future 4’ Trailer, Tilda Swinton’s Strange ‘Okja’ Viral Video and More

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Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:

Fake Sequel of the Day:

Doc and Marty are back in Back to the Future Part IV, which only exists in the form of this fake trailer from Smasher (via Geek Tyrant):

Viral Video of the Day:

Tilda Swinton appears in character in this strange ad for a fake company in Bong Joon-ho’s upcoming movie Okja:

Prank of the Day:

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 star Chris Pratt participated in a tricky but hilarious phone prank for a recent BBC Radio appearance (via /Film):

Movie Trivia of the Day:

Speaking of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, see how much trivia you know about the movie a week ahead of its release:

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Two ‘Wonder Woman’ Promos Tease Ares Fight

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Her name is Diana, Princess of Themyscira. Eh, just call her Diana Prince. Or better yet, “Wonder Woman.”

Two new TV spots are promoting the upcoming DC Comics superhero flick. Most of the footage has already been seen in the trailers, but the first promo does have the briefest glimpse of an epic duel between Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) and Ares. From off camera, he slashes at her with a sword — which she stops with her magical bracelets (around the 11 second mark):

Yeah, not much to see, but perhaps Warner Bros. will release more footage soon introducing Ares (David Thewlis in motion capture).

The second promo is a bit more light-hearted, as Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) awkwardly tries to introduce this otherworldly Amazon in 1940s London. Her name doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue! It’s kind of a brilliant way of explaining how Diana gets her last name.

“Wonder Woman” opens in theaters June 2.