John Boyega wants to increase diversity in film.

The 26-year-old actor has turned to producing on his new movie 'Pacific Rim: Uprising' and admitted he set up his company, UpperRoom Entertainment, to have an impact on how things are run and to make sure he has an ''influence''.

He said: ''That's why I set up my own production company, making sure you have an influence on casting and several different things - trying to make sure it's not just a conversation, it's also actions, real work.

''The aim is to work to a point where it doesn't have to be this much of a big thing or a big conversation, we should be able to watch things that reflect our world, that have much more interesting choices, and more diverse choices for casting, without it being a debate.

''So for me I'm just working towards that moment in time and doing my little piece.''

John ''always wanted'' to have his own production company, but didn't have the financial means to do so until his breakthrough role as Finn in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'.

He told Sky News: ''I always wanted to set up my company but I didn't because I didn't have the funds for it.

''So I waited until that 'Star Wars' cheque cleared and a debt was paid - various T-Mobile phone bills - I waited for that to be cleared until I re-invested in myself.''

And the '24: Live Another Day' actor did a lot of research before setting up the company, but is still learning a lot about the job.

He said: ''Before any real money gets in to a situation [it's] best you know about it, but I'm still learning as I go along, knowing that there are different ways of doing things and communicating.

''Each producer has their different style, some are involved more than others, just learning how the different dynamics work for me has been the surprising thing.''

While he's enjoying having a different role on his projects, John has ruled out directing for the time being.

He said: ''I'm cool now, just steady on for me, directing is..I respect directors, I respect what they do.

''As a producer you have to rely on the creative vision of your director, but at the same time obviously you're there to help advise and help steer them in the right direction, but actually directing is so much more.

''Even as an actor it's just so much more so I would have to be qualified for that, properly.''