Adam Driver is done with Star Wars as the actor recently appeared on the Smartless podcast and was asked if he is going to do any more Star Wars stuff.
Driver first explained how he got involved in that he received an offer but there were no Star Wars movie scripts. J.J. Abrams walked him through the whole thing so he had to agree without even reading a script, which he says was a first for him.
“They’re doing stuff, but not with me. I’m not doing anymore,” Driver said when questioned if he was going to do more.
It’s then remarked to Driver, “You’re done because the character’s done?” to which he replies “Yes” about no longer playing Kylo-Ren.
“Star Wars was way more exhausting for me … I made it more exhausting than it should have been,” Driver added. “I hadn’t quite figured out the momentum of a set that was that big before. All the things I had worked on were pretty small and moved pretty fast … The director sets the pace of the set. I don’t like to control that. I have to adjust. Spike Lee and [Steven] Soderbergh shoot really fast. For me that’s not comfortable, but it’s there movie and their film so I adjust.”
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Kylo Ren originally more evil; wokeness killed Han
Recently also saw Adam Driver reveal that Kylo Ren was originally going to be a lot more evil.
“I had an overall arc in mind that [Abrams] wanted to do, which then changed,” Driver said while appearing on The Rich Elsen Show. “His idea was almost the opposite journey of Vader, where Vader starts the most confident, the most committed to the Dark Side, and by the last movie he’s the most vulnerable, and weak, and he wanted to start at the opposite, where this character was the most confused and vulnerable, and by the end of the three movies would be most committed to the Dark Side.”
The actor also recently appeared on SNL, which was probablythe first indication he wouldn’t be back for more Star Wars.
“I would like for people to stop coming up to me on the street saying, ‘You killed Han Solo,’” he said during his opening montalogue. “I didn’t kill Han Solo, wokeness killed Han Solo.”