John Boyega has the most glass-half-full way of dealing with critics.

John Boyega wants to hear your criticism loud and clear.

No, really.

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In a recent interview with Mashable, the 26-year-old "Star Wars" actor explained how he turns lemons into lemonade after spotting criticism directed at him on Facebook and Twitter.

"I feel like for me to get any type of criticism, I would have had to work to a certain point," he said, smiling. "I would have had to gain success for someone to say 'I didn't like 'Star Wars.'"

He continued:

"What I fixate on is 'Wait a second. Wait. I'm in 'Star Wars'? I think it's brilliant! These are the comments that every actor should hope to get. It means you're doing well. You're doing something."

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^ A live look at Boyega laughing off the haters. 😂

Boyega doesn't welcome all criticism with open arms, though. And for good reason.

Amid the buzz over 2015's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," a certain segment of the sci-fi series' fans — (cough, cough) the racists — were upset that Boyega was cast as a Stormtrooper.

Stormtroopers apparently shouldn't be black.

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To those critics, Boyega said, "Get used to it."

"I’m in the movie, what are you going to do about it?" the actor told V Magazine. "You either enjoy it or you don’t. I’m not saying get used to the future, but what is already happening. People of color and women are increasingly being shown on-screen."

Boyega's new comments on criticism is something we can all keep in mind.

We may not all be movie stars, but most of us have our critics.

Someone isn't a fan of your artwork in the new exhibit? You were talented enough to get it featured. A hater pokes fun at you for finishing last in the 5K? You put in the work to cross that finish line.

Do as Boyega does, and let the trolls remind you to pat yourself on the back.

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From babies to adults and adaptive to the group, shopDisney's expansive variety of Halloween costumes and accessories are inclusive of all.

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