Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Report: Daisy Ridley & John Boyega Explored Star Wars Celebration In Disguise

By: Benjamin Hart

Those who have visited Comic Cons and Star Wars Celebrations in the past know how difficult it can be to move about on the convention floor. With thousands of like minded individuals packed into the same room, it can be very hectic at times even for the most casual con-goer. And for Celebrities it is an even greater challenge to enjoy a convention without being swarmed by countless fans wanting photos and autographs. This has led to many well know faces being forced to find creative ways of hiding their presence when they visit events such as this. It seems that none other than two of the stars of the next Star Wars film, The Force Awakens, did just that at last week's Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. Daisy Ridley and John Boyega, alongside Oscar Isaac, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and several other cast members, made a surprise appearance on stage Thursday morning in Anaheim at a special panel kicking off the four day event. Interestingly Boyega and Ridley did not appear anywhere at Celebration following the Thursday Panel, but we have now uncovered some evidence that clearly shows the two stuck around to participate in the festivities in a very sneaky way.

Our first clue comes from Chewbacca himself, Peter Mayhew, who posted a photo of himself with Daisy and John at Celebration on Facebook Thursday afternoon. Curiously, Ridley appears to be wearing a Trandoshan mask while Boyega wears a yellow striped Clone Trooper helmet, suggesting that the two had been doing some minor cosplaying:

New members of our extended family of #starwars at #starwarscelebration. Uncle Peter with Daisy and John. So good to see them again. #chewiewearehome..
Posted by Peter-Angie Mayhew on Thursday, April 16, 2015

A few days later John Boyega posted a video and photo of himself on Instagram in the same Clone Trooper helmet, walking amongst fans on the main convention floor and even participating in a Lightsaber duel with a fan:

A video posted by @john_boyega on

A photo posted by @john_boyega on

For those of us in attendance, it's amazing to think we may have literally bumped into Rey or Finn and had no idea. Kudos to them cleverly making sure they had the opportunity to enjoy the convention as fans themselves. We can't wait to see them at the next Celebration in London next year!

Source: Facebook, Instagram

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