John Boyega Says He Keeps Calling Jamie Foxx After Actor’s Hospitalization

The stars of They cloned Tyrone sent positive thoughts to Jamie Foxx from the red carpet.

The Netflix sci-fi thriller premiered at the American Black Film Festival on Wednesday (June 14) in Miami Beach, Florida.

The film’s stars, John Boyega and Teyonah Parris, crossed the arrivals line and said they were thinking of Foxx as he recovered from an undisclosed illness.

In an interview with entertainment tonightParris said it was an “honor” to work with Foxx and she sent the actor wishes for “recovery and healing.”

“He’s so generous as an actor and as a human, with John. I’ve been blessed to be able to work with such doped men on this project and doped men of color,” she said. share.

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Boyega admitted that he missed Foxx, but said he understood why his friend couldn’t come.

“I know he faces what he does, and we wish him all the best,” Boyega said.

The British actor revealed he has been contacting Foxx since a medical emergency sent him to hospital on April 11, but so far has not heard from him.

“I called, I’ll just keep calling,” the star wars says the actor. “He better get off the hook. Come on Jamie!”

Boyega also shared a story from the set of the movie, saying fans love the Ray actor.

“I have to blast Jamie Foxx,” Boyega said in a separate interview. “I remember we were on set and filming in a neighborhood of Atlanta on public streets, which kind of disturbed the local neighborhood.”

He said residents weren’t happy until they spotted Foxx.

“A crowd comes out thinking, ‘What’s going on?’ They probably didn’t get our warning letters that we were going to film,” Boyega said. “Jamie Foxx himself comes out and just starts entertaining the crowd. He’s doing stand-up, he’s got a boombox with his music on…the moment Jamie did his thing, they were like, ‘Cool, you can all shoot. You can all shoot here.

Boyega added: “It’s really inspiring to see someone who has achieved so much and not allowing that to happen to them, in terms of interacting with their audience.”

They cloned Tyrone is Foxx’s first film to debut since the actor was hospitalized with what his daughter Corrine Foxx described as a “medical complication” in a statement on Instagram.

The film also stars David Alan Grier, J. Alphonse Nicholson and Kiefer Sutherland, and centers on a government plot to clone people in a black neighborhood.

The thriller will be released on Friday, July 21, 2023 on Netflix.

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