John Boyega and Letitia Wright have known each other since meeting 13 years ago at the Identity School of Acting in London; later, they both appeared in Steve McQueen’s “Small Axe” miniseries. Boyega’s 2022 included turns in Abi Damaris Corbin’s Sundance standout “Breaking” and Gina Prince-Bythewood’s “The Woman King.” Meanwhile, in the wake of the tragic loss of franchise lead Chadwick Boseman, Wright took on the mantle of the hero in Ryan Coogler’s smash Marvel movie “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”

John Boyega: We’re not going to do this how everybody else does it, because we have history.

Letitia Wright: Yeah, we do. I remember always seeing you in the corridors headed into class and wondering about your process. I remember us as a group always going to McDonald’s and inspiring each other. Someone said to you, “What’s your next TV show?” The first thing you said was “I want to do a big feature film.” You were thinking ahead — into the realms of “Star Wars.”

Boyega: I liked that environment. After class, going to McDonald’s and speaking about what we’re living today. It’s a phenomenal thing. “Wakanda Forever,” your latest project to come out: How do you feel? It’s a big movie, it’s a massive experience.

Read the full conversation here as part of Variety’s Actors on Actors, presented by Amazon Studios.