John Boyega spotted on university campus in his job before he was handed a lightsaber (Pic) 5 years ago

John Boyega spotted on university campus in his job before he was handed a lightsaber (Pic)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens has made John Boyega into one of the biggest stars in the world overnight, but he had some humble beginnings.

Before he was making blockbusters, the Londoner took part in a photoshoot for stock photo agency Getty in order to afford money for new trainers.

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While those days are now behind him, the internet never forgets as an eagle-eyed University of Nebraska student shared a picutre of a young Boyega on a campus poster.

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Boyega himself even confirmed his previous career as a stock photo model, including what he used the money on.