John Boyega unveils wax statue at Madame Tussauds in London

John Boyega is “lucky” 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, was honored with a likeness at a London tourist attraction on Friday.

The 30-year-old stands in a dress, designed by her sister Grace, that reflects her love of sewing and West African heritage.


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

He said: “The styling of my figure was really important to me, and I saw it as an opportunity for my sister to create something that would represent my West African with beautiful materials like a nice, fitted suit.” Merges my love of culture, and this outfit reflects me completely.

“It’s fantastic.”

Actor, born John Adedeo Bemidelle Adegaboyega, joins fellow stars including Dwayne Johnson, Beckham, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zendaya and Helen Mirren at Madame Tussauds London’s awards party zone.

He said: “At first, I had no idea my head was that big, which is something to take, but it’s ridiculous to see my body in flesh.

“I am happy to be here and fortunate to be in a position to be celebrated like this.


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

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“The actors’ awards are nice, but getting a name at Madame Tussauds in London means you’re doing something right.”

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

He said: “The whole experience of getting a figure in was nice and easy, but the cast of Madame Tussauds London took some really weird measurements that I’ve never experienced before – despite being measured for several film roles – I’ve never seen my own. Eyeballs not seen compared to another pair of eyeballs.

“I think fans are going to really like this figure; It is well thought out and lovingly designed. It looks fantastic, and I really appreciate it.”

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


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

Tim Waters, general manager of Madame Tussauds London, said: “John Boyega is one of Britain’s most exciting and celebrated film stars.

“Big things have been predicted for John since his 2014 breakout Star Wars role, but his star trajectory is moving beyond imagination.

“Being an incredibly talented actor, he speaks for a generation and uses his platform to give other young creators pay opportunities ahead.”

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

Mr Waters said: “Many will know how important family is to John, so welcoming those closest to him before our guests go live is a very fitting way to celebrate this special moment.”