When director/co-writer J.J. Abrams revealed a script for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker wound up on eBay after an actor left it tucked under their bed, many fans began to speculate as to who the guilty party was. Now, we finally have an answer. On Wednesday, the mystery of the missing script was solved, as John Boyega confessed that the script belonged to him.
During Wednesday’s edition of Good Morning America, Boyega was asked about the script by host Michael Strahan. After dodging the situation for a couple of beats, Boyega told everyone that he had left the script under his bed before it made its way to eBay. Then he opened up about the full story.
“Alright guys, it was me,” Boyega admitted. “Let me tell you how all this went down. It was actually from my apartment. I was moving apartments and I left my script under my bed. I was just like, ‘You know what? I’m gonna leave it under my bed, when I wake up in the morning, I’ll take it and then move.’ But then my boys came over and we started partying a little bit, and the script, it just stayed there. And then, a few weeks after, this cleaner comes in, finds this script, and then puts it on eBay for like, £65. The person didn’t know the true value.”
Boyega tweeted the video of his appearance on GMA with the caption, “It was me dammit!”
“One of our actors, I won’t say which one — I want to, but I won’t — left it under their bed and it was found by someone who was cleaning their place,” Abrams said when he first revealed someone attempted to sell the script online. “It was then given to someone else who went to sell it on eBay.”
Directed and co-written by J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Keri Russell, Anthony Daniels, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams, and Carrie Fisher, with Naomi Ackie and Richard E. Grant. The film arrives on Dec. 20.