Ahead of the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the Herald was invited to the global media launch event in Los Angeles. Chris Reed had NZ-exclusive interviews with the cast and director.

In this video, John Boyega, who plays Resistance hero Finn, reveals his dad's thoughts on his career path and what he's going to do after Star Wars.

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