Decade Later, This Star Wars Scene Keeps Haunting Adam Driver
Despite having played many other roles, the actor is still being held accountable for the crime of his SW character.
- This year isn't done with cinematic premieres yet.
- The upcoming biopic Ferrari stars Adam Driver, who portrayed Kylo Ren in the Star Wars sequel trilogy.
- The actor was unsure about accepting the role.
- A. Driver says he's constantly being reminded of his SW character's wrongdoing.
It would be an understatement to say that this year has seen a slew of new movies. Barbenheimer – the most anticipated film duo of this summer – alone grossed approximately $2.4 billion at the box office. Meanwhile, other major premieres like Fast X and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 pushed that number closer to a staggering $8 billion. Of course, it may seem like 2023 is done with new releases, but that's far from the case, as several more films are set to drop before the end of the year.
For instance, Michael Mann's biopic Ferrari is set to be released on Christmas Day. Starring Adam Driver, it will be another biopic to join Priscilla and Maestro in theaters in 2023. Prior to Ferrari, the actor portrayed Maurizio Gucci in the 2021 biopic House of Gucci. However, Driver is being celebrated for his other role – Kylo Ren in the Star Wars sequel trilogy. Plus, the character's one particular misdeed haunts the actor to this day.
Adam Driver's View of Role in Star Wars Sequels
As a fan of the iconic space opera franchise, Adam Driver was admittedly hesitant to accept the part of Kylo Ren, the main antagonist of 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
'I took it really seriously and thought about it a lot, and was very [much] on the fence, and I was aware that it was a great opportunity and I didn't want to be in it and be bad,' the actor shared in an interview.
Echo of the Character's Crimes
While his performance was brilliant, Driver faced a barrage of fan hatred for his character's actions – Kylo Ren killed Han Solo who also happened to be his father. Interestingly, people are still scolding the actor for it even though it's been almost a decade since The Force Awakens premiered.
'Somebody reminds me of that every day. Not every day but it used to be more, but now it's probably once a month [that] someone lets me know that I killed Han Solo,' Adam Driver revealed.
Personally, though, the actor doesn't see the scene as a sacrilege. For him, it was an outstanding moment with his great co-star, Harrison Ford, that he remembers fondly.
'I remember shooting that day, and it didn't feel like that [terrible] at all, obviously. John Williams wasn't playing in the background. And it was very emotional, actually, shooting it with Harrison. Harrison was so generous and contemplative, and to me that was a great moment on set actually, even though it was his death,' Driver said.
Hopefully, Ferrari will memorialize the actor in a more positive way when it premieres on December 25.
Source: CNN Entertainment.