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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' (Photo: Lucasfilm)

Some of the cast of Star Wars: The Force Awakens appear to be handling all the attention better than others. John Boyega, for example, has come out ahead of pretty much everyone as the actor best placed to deal with international press junkets, intrusive questions, media assumptions about his upbringing and whatnot.

As for poor BB-8, the soccerball droid with the fruitbowl head, the pressure is clearly starting to get to him (or very possibly her, maybe even it?) in a real sense. After a long day promoting the movie in Shanghai, the temperamental droid started to wander a little too close to the edge of a very high roof indeed, requiring an intervention from John (as shown on his Instagram feed) to try and talk him down.

BB-8 got so tired. He was rolling towards the ledge but I stopped him thankfully.

A video posted by @john_boyega on

Or, for the person handling his remote controls to roll him/her/it back to safety, obv.

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By Fraser McAlpine