John Boyega FEUD: The scathing ‘attack’ on Star Wars Rise of Skywalker co-star

“But at the same time, for those who are not mentally strong, you are weak to believe in every single thing that you read.”

His response caused huge controversy, as fans believed he was referring to Tran directly, and perhaps explained why, according to the trailers, she was to play a far smaller role in the final film of the new trilogy.

However, according to Boyega, he was speaking from personal experience, as he explained in a Twitter statement.

He wrote: “In no way was I referring to Kelly when I made my comments although the interviewer mentioned her given the topic.

“I was really speaking from my own perspective throughout this franchise. Sometimes I’ve felt strong and sometimes I’ve felt weak.