John Boyega: Holding Luke’s Lightsaber in The Force Awakens was a “Religious Experience.”

John Boyega who played Finn in Star Wars: The Force Awakens discusses his experience filming Episode 7 of the saga with Conan O’Brien.

In this video, Boyega tells Conan what it was like to hold the iconic lightsaber in the film.

“It was a massive [experience],” said Boyega describing the feeling, “It was cold and quite heavy. It was a religious experience!”

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