Adam Driver: His personal journey to the Star Wars galaxy


Adam Driver and his unique journey to a galaxy far, far away…

September 11th, 2001, a day that all Americans should never forget, as many men and women flooded to the nearest recruitment station; a man by the name of Adam Driver was amongst them.

Rolling Stone gives us the juicy details on Adam Driver and his rise to stardom within the Star Wars galaxy.

From the years of 2001-2004 Adam Driver served in the Marine Corps. After that, he went to Juilliard to begin his training in the movie industry.

Driver: “Star Wars… Shooting it, it’s a straight comedy. Stormtroopers trying to find a bathroom. People dressed as trolls, running into doorways. It’s hilarious.”

He made his rise to prominence in the HBO TV show called Girls. He has also played in a variety of movies and even Broadway shows.

One of the most interesting facts about Adam Driver is that he doesn’t know what ‘emo’ means. Apparently, whenever he served during the war, he missed one of the greatest music genres of all time.

During the filming of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Adam Driver, while on set, always stayed in character of Kylo Ren, according to John Boyega.

Driver believes he doesn’t go that far into character but does take his role seriously.

"I get obsessive about certain things and, like, enjoy the process of working on something."

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According to Adam Driver, the best part of being on set was when the camera was not rolling. The set was more comedic than a Sci-Fi drama.  with Stormtroopers looking for a bathroom and people in various alien suits just walking around.

While most people in this world consider his character, Kylo Ren, to be bratty, he doesn’t. He believes that he portrays a more elitist and royalty demeanor.

Growing up as a Princesses son alongside all the perks of being a General in the Resistance is precisely the factors that made Kylo Ren the way he is.

Just like Rian Johnson, Adam Driver wasn’t sure he even wanted to be in a Star Wars movie. His view on Hollywood was that their film wasn’t focused enough, they were too broad.

It wasn’t until he heard Abrams delivery of Kylo Ren that made Driver commit to the role. The uniqueness and constant internal conflict are what made Driver decided to be Kylo Ren.

As we have seen in The Force Awakens, Adam Driver was the perfect fit for the role of Kylo Ren. The way he can portray himself as a character that is under a lot of stress to impress his Master, all the while attempting to convince himself that he is on the path to the Dark Side.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theatres December 15, worldwide, where Adam Driver dons the mask of Kylo Ren once again. Well, at least for a little while, that is.