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[MOVIE]: Actor John Boyega Slams "Game of Thrones" for not casting black actors

STAR WARS actor John Boyega has spoken out on Game of Thrones' new season and in particular its apparent lack of diversity, saying he refuses to pay money for "one type of person on-screen".

The sci-fi star shared his strong opinions in reference to the fantasy genre in general, as he criticised Hollywood for the repeated use of white actors. 

Speaking to GQ magazine, Boyega said: "There are no black people on Game of Thrones. You don’t see one black person in Lord of the Rings. I ain’t paying money to always see one type of person on-screen!"

The 25-year-old went on to admit he's keen to get under peoples' skins if they have an aversion to watching black characters in films. 

"Because you see different people from different backgrounds, different cultures, every day. Even if you’re a racist, you have to live with that. We can ruffle up some feathers," he added

I ain’t paying money to always see one type of person on-screen!
John Boyega

The Peckham-born actor shot to fame with his role in Star Wars, and continues to play Finn in the next Lucasfilm instalment - The Last Jedi - due to be released in December.

However, Boyega's controversial comments aren't entirely true, as the popular HBO fantasy features several black characters, notably Daenerys Targaryen's (played by Emilia Clarke) handmaiden Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel) and fierce warrior Grey Worm (Jacob Anderson), among others.

Despite the actor speaking out about the continued problem in Hollywood, the premiere of season seven broke records for US subscription channel HBO, after the most highly-anticipated series opener ever. 

An enormous 16.1 million viewers tuned in for Dragonstone on Sunday night, which was simulcast with other countries across the world. 

The premiere saw a 50 per cent increase on season six, and the overall figure was the highest-ever for an overnight audience for the fantasy drama, according to Entertainment Weekly. 

After one of the most shocking first scenes George R. R. Martin's TV adaptation has ever seen, involving Arya Stark's (Maisie Williams) ultimate revenge on House Frey following the massacre of her mother and brother in season three, fans were well and truly back in the saddle for another season of wild thrills.

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