what could have been. John Boyega open over Prince William and Prince Harry‘s cameo in deleted war of stars — and the actor wasn’t afraid to reveal which of the brothers was cooler.
“I definitely think it was Harry. Harry’s just more casual, isn’t he?” Queen star, 30, spoke up during a performance Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen on Thursday, September 22nd
Boyega noted that he had his theories as to why William, 40, and Harry’s scene ended up being cut from the final version.
“I do not know why. Maybe the royal family was like, ‘No, let her out war of stars Universe,'” he continued, before joking, “There’s something about kings. It just seeps through the suit. No, I’m sure they had their reasons.”
The Golden Globe winner also spoke about other high-profile stars who attended war of stars set to. “[William and Harry] went on in the big costumes. They got on the elevator because it was a big elevator scene,” Boyega recalled. “Tom Hardy was on set that day so it was kind of random. war of stars is open to everyone. Do you want to make a cameo? Just show up. It’s like a block party.”
In 2016, The Duke of Cornwall and The Duke of Sussex, 38, shared a glimpse of their trip to Pinewood Studios in London.
It was then that the duo managed to meet Boyega, Markus Hamill, Daisy Ridley and director Ryan Johnson on the set of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. During their tour, Harry was able to sit in the cockpit of an A-wing fighter. Meanwhile, William BB-8 was introduced. The pair later received hugs from Chewbacca and had a lightsaber fight.
The visit came several years before William and Harry’s infamous rift. The Archewell co-founder’s relationship with his family took a turn in 2019 and became more strained in 2020 when he announced his decision to step down as a senior member alongside his wife Megan Markle.
The couple, who share son Archie, 3, and daughter Lilibet, 15 months, made their exit permanent the following year and moved to California.
After their departure, Harry spoke openly about his time in the royal family. “It’s a cross between the Truman Show and life in a zoo,” he continued Dax Schäfer‘s “Armchair Expert” podcast in May 2021. “The biggest problem for me was that when you’re born into it you inherit the risk. You inherit every element of it without choice. And because of the way the British media is, they feel an obligation to you.”
He added, “In my early 20s I was like, ‘I don’t want this job. Look what it did to my mom, how am I ever going to settle down, have a wife and a family knowing this is gonna happen again. I’ve seen behind the scenes, I know how this operation works and how it works. I don’t want to be part of it. When I started therapy, the bubble suddenly burst.”
William and Harry’s paths crossed again recently at the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. After 70 years on the British throne, the late monarch passed away on September 8 at the age of 96.
Earlier this week, a source said Us weekly that the Queen’s funeral opened the door for Harry and Meghan, 41, to reconcile with the royal family. “The Queen’s funeral gave the royals an opportunity to heal as a family,” the insider shared, adding that William and Harry “both agreed to put any hard feelings aside” as they mourned their grandmother.