The Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker script ended up on eBay, director J.J. Abrams revealed to Good Morning America on Monday. According to the Episode IX writer-director, a housekeeper found a copy, gave it to someone, then that person put it up for sale on the auction site. Luckily for the guardians of spoilers, somebody at Disney managed to nab it before the general public did. Abrams didn’t name the cast member who lost the script, to protect the guilty.
But that’s OK, because the script-leaver also appeared on Good Morning America on Wednesday and candidly revealed that he was the one who left the script beneath his bed.
To clarify a few things from Abrams’ story: It was not a hotel bed, but Boyega’s own apartment, which makes the offense a little more forgivable.
“I was moving apartments and I left the script under my bed,” Boyega said. “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.”
Boyega forgot about the script and then a few weeks later a cleaner came and found it, putting it up on eBay for about £65, roughly $85 — pretty cheap for the script of an unreleased Star Wars movie.
Naturally, the aftermath of accidentally almost spoiling the pivotal final installment of a large blockbuster franchise wasn’t the greatest.
“I got calls from every official,” laughed Boyega.