How John Boyega Tackled Racism Playing a Metro Police Officer in ‘Small Axe’ and Marching For Black Lives Matter

How John Boyega Tackled Racism Playing a Metro Police Officer in ‘Small Axe’ and Marching For Black Lives Matter
This story about John Boyega and “Small Axe” first appeared in the Limited Series & TV Movies issue of TheWrap’s awards magazine.

Early in “Red, White, and Blue,” a young research biologist in London tells his stunned father that he plans to abandon his current career path and become a Metropolitan police officer. The film, the third in director Steve McQueen’s formidable five-movie anthology “Small Axe,” portrays the real-life experience of Leroy Logan, who joined the London force in 1983, facing racism and intolerance as a Black man in a nearly all-white institution.

It was that moment between father and son that actor John Boyega brings up first when asked what moments in the script spiritually connected him to the role. “I vividly remember having a similar conversation with my dad when I told him I wanted to forgo university and go to L.A. for acting,” said Boyega, who
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