‘Star Wars’ actor John Boyega admits he was “freaked out” by Porgs

How dare he.

Star Wars actor John Boyega has admitted that he was initially “freaked out” by the Porgs during the filming of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. 

The tiny guinea-pig like creatures are set to make their debut in the upcoming film and have fiercely divided opinion after they were initially introduced in a recent trailer.

Now, it seems like John Boyega isn’t too sure about them either, after admitting that he had a “love/hate relationship” with the creatures after being initially introduced to them.


“I just remember doing some stuff and seeing a lot of porgs around. And they are interesting, but for me, I had a love/hate relationship with them. They’re very, very cute, but when you put them in a bunch, in holes, on the Millennium Falcon, that’s when they start to become really, really freaky”, he told Entertainment Weekly.

“They’ve got real big eyes, all bunched together. There were, like, little tiny ones and little big ones that would just…yeah, it looks like a rash.”

It’s also been reported by EntertainmentWeekly that the Porgs boast “razor-sharp teeth”, leading some to speculate that they might not necessarily be the cuddly creatures that they seem.

Either way, fans will get their first full look at the Porgs when Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits cinemas next month.

It was recently reported that the film will also be the longest in the history of Star Wars, clocking in at two hours and thirty three minutes.