"And I did," he continued, going on to describe a date he went on in New York City. "She didn't know what I did, until we were driving through Times Square, and she goes, 'What do you do for a living?'"
"I looked up and I go, 'That,'" Boyega answered, motioning to a giant billboard of himself wielding a light saber.
"I blocked her on my phone," he deadpanned, not getting into specifics about what happened afterward that derailed the date. "That picture ... just kind of affected her."
At that point, Bloom then went on to describe the freaky situation that caused him to consider whether his newfound fame would make dating more difficult.
"I was in a supermarket," the 40-year-old actor recalled. "The first [Lord of the Rings] ... had only just released, and this woman came up behind me and whispered into my ear, 'Are you my elf?'"