On Monday, J.J. Abrams appeared on ‘Good Morning America’ and shared an anecdote about how a certain ‘Star Wars’ actor left their script for ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ under their hotel bed and how it ended up on eBay.
“The security is insane. The company was really nervous about anything getting out, and so they had only a handful of scripts and they were printed on crazy un-copy-able paper, and then one of our actors—I’m not gonna say which one; I want to, but I won’t—left it under their bed, and it was found by someone who was cleaning their place. And it was given to someone else who then went to sell it on eBay, and someone at the company said, ‘You know there’s a script that looks like it’s a legit script that’s for sale on eBay’. They got it back before it sold.”
Scripts aren’t given out to actors with smaller parts, so the complete script had to have been given to a major player. And now we know who.
John Boyega (Finn) also appeared on ‘Good Morning America’ and admitted:
“I was moving apartments, and I left the script under my bed. I was like, I will leave it under my bed and when I wake up the next morning, I will take it and then move. But then my boys came over and we started partying a little bit. And the script, it just stayed there. And a few weeks after, this cleaner comes in, finds this script and puts it on eBay for like 65 pounds ($84). The person didn’t know the true value. It was scary, I got calls from every official. Even Mickey Mouse called me, ‘What did you do?!'”
It seems that the script was pulled from the auction before it could be sold.
So without the leaked script, we’ll just have to wait until ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ opens on December 20 to find out what happens.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter