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    “For Me That’s Not Comfortable”: Adam Driver Says ‘Star Wars’ Sets Were Exhausting For Him, Talks About Whether Kylo Ren Is Coming Back

    Recently, Adam Driver made ripples with his performance as Enzo Ferrari in ‘Ferrari’. The story explores the turbulent personal life of Ferrari as his son passes away and the new mistress, along with the professional doom after the Mille Miglia in Italy. While Driver has not officially announced any future projects, he has made it clear that he is not coming to the ‘Star Wars’ setback.

    When Adam Driver was just known for his appearance on HBO’s ‘Girls’, the first ‘Star Wars’ film, ‘Star Wars Episode VII—The Force Awakens’, in 2015, gave a new identity to the actor. He played Kylo Ren, the disciple of Luke Skywalker. Kyli’s character was morally corrupt, with the motive of ending the last of the Jedis. Adam was last seen in 2019’s ‘Star Wars Episode IX—The Rise of Skywalker’, but the actor says that he is done with the franchise.

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    Adam Driver Found The Fast Paced ‘Star Wars’ Set Exhausting

    Adam Driver found the fast paced sets of 'Star Wars' exhausting
    Adam Driver found the fast paced sets of ‘Star Wars’ exhausting

    In April 2023, it was announced that the next ‘Star Wars’ project will feature Daisy Ridley’s Rey at the forefront of the story after the events of ‘The Rise of Skywalker’.

    This hinted at the return of the other cast members from the film. It was given that Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren would not return as the character dies. There have been some characters who rose from the dead, like Obi-Wan Kenobi, but Adam Driver has squashed any hope of resurrection.

    During the ‘SmartLess’ podcast, Adam Driver talked about whether Kylo Ren would return in the upcoming ‘Star Wars’ film. He said, “They’re doing stuff, but not with me. I’m not doing any more.” Co-host Sean Haynes asked him whether he was done as the character died. Driver responded a ‘Yes’ to it.

    Adam Driver said, “‘Star Wars’ was way more exhausting for me … I made it more exhausting than it should have been. 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 actor continued, “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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    The Original Arc For Kylo Ren Was Different

    The arc for Kylo Ren was different earlier in the 'Star Wars' trilogy
    The arc for Kylo Ren was different earlier in the ‘Star Wars’ trilogy

    Adam Driver played Kylo Ren in ‘Star Wars: Episode 7—The Force Awakens’, ‘Star Wars:  Episode 9—The Last Jedi’, and ‘Star Wars: Episode 9—The Rise of Skywalker’. In the films, Kylo Ren was shown as a morally conflicted being, but earlier, he was etched to get darker and darker with each film in the trilogy.

    During ‘The Rich Eisen Show’, Adam Driver talked about the changed trajectory and arc of Kylo Ren in ‘Star Wars’. He said, “I had an overall arc in mind that [J.J. Abrams] wanted to do. His idea was that [Kylo’s] journey was the opposite journey of Vader, where Vader starts the most confident and the most committed to the dark side. And then by the last movie, he’s the most vulnerable and weak.”

    Adam Driver continued, “He wanted to start with the opposite. This character was the most confused and vulnerable, and by the end of the three movies, he would be the most committed to the dark side. I tried to keep that arc in mind, regardless if that wound up not being the journey anyway, because it changed while shooting. But I was still focused on that.”

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    Nishant Bhise is a Sub-Editor at FirstCuriosity. He has more than 2 years of experience in Entertainment content writing with the organization. Besides being a journalist and humanist, he loves cinema and intersectionality, basically everything that screams love, hope, and of course, Lady Gaga. Nishant loves and breathes popular culture, music, especially hip-hop and pop, and the royal family drama. Along with that, he takes great interest in the happenings in the technology world and politics. He is an LGBTQIA+ ally. Approach him with an apple juice to discuss Modern Family, Pose, and Schitt’s Creek.

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