"I donít think of myself as an intense person. If what Iím doing is so abnormal that itís intense ó yeah, I have no idea. Iím not a method actorÖĒ
While the chances of getting someone involved with Star Wars Ė Episode IX to spill the beans on their characters, involvement or any plot details are likely zero, it doesnít, and shouldnít stop people from trying. Case in point, Vulture sat down with Adam Driver recently to discuss many things, Star Wars amongst them.
Driver, who of course plays troubled bad-guy Kylo Ren, was his usual coy self and offered no details on what we can expect from his character or the film. He did however break down the fourth wall a little bit when describing what itís like on the set of a Star Wars filmÖ
The scale and size is interesting. Usually you work with people who are like, 'Everybody save their cigarettes because weíll need them for the rest of the movie. But Star Wars has 4,000 people working on it. Itís an entirely different process.
I like to stay focused on set but itís not because I have a process that Iím imposing on everybody else. Sometimes you have to be more focused in between scenes because whatís happening is that, on something like Star Wars, its pure comedy in between takes. Itís Stormtroopers running into walls because they canít see through their helmets. So I donít know where the intense thing came from.
This ďcomedyĒ has been on display if youíve seen any of the behind the scenes footage or cast interviews in this current era. Itís no secret directors JJ Abrams and Rian Johnson kept things focused but loose, and the cast all seem to genuinely enjoy each otherís company.
That ďfocusĒ Driver is talking about has been tangible on screen as Kylo Ren is one of, if not the most, intense characters to occupy Star Wars space. And when asked about what we can expect from Ren in this final episode of the sequel trilogy, he was understandably restrainedÖ
Thatís hard to say because weíre working toward something in particular with that character. I donít want to give anything away.
Thereís been a lot of speculation about the fate of sequel characters given their age. With long-time players such as Luke Skywalker and Han Solo, itís a little easier to write them off due to their age. But with the new younger crowd such as Rey, Poe, Finn and Driverís Kylo Ren, thatís a little trickier.
Itís almost unthinkable at this point that Abrams will kill off any of these characters so what does that mean for Ren? A change of face? That seems almost as unlikely but what fate is deserving of a man who has killed many people, his father among them?
Itís hard to believe, but we are still over a year away so this wonít be the last time Adam is asked about what the future holds for Kylo Ren. Expect the same answer each time.
To read the full story at Vulture, click HERE.
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