Every actor has to pay the bills — even actors in billion-dollar blockbusters. (Just ask Mark Ruffalo.) Years before he became one of the new heroes of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, John Boyega did some modeling to put some money in his pocket. A University of Nebraska student recently spotted the now-famous face in photos around campus, and Chris Schmidt, the photographer behind the image, confirmed he worked with Boyega on an education themed shoot.
“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… I did an education themed stock photo shoot with a bunch of teenage students,” Schmidt wrote on Facebook Dec. 28, “it turns out John Boyega did quite well afterwards. The force is strong with this one…”
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With The Force Awakens recently passing Avatar to become the biggest movie of all time, Boyega isn’t likely to show up on the set of stock image photo shoots again.