The actors who portrayed the Knights of Ren in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker had to wear lifts due to Adam Driver’s height.
After Star Wars: The Force Awakens introduced audiences to the Knights of Ren, some were disappointed that the mysterious group was absent in The Last Jedi. Fortunately for those fans, the Knights of Ren returned in The Rise of Skywalker to assist Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren in the hunt for Rey.
During a panel as London Comic-Con Spring, the actors who portrayed the Knights of Ren revealed some behind-the-scenes tidbits about their time working on the film. As That Hashtag Show’s Katie Lambert recaps, the Knights of Ren actors had to wear higher shoes because they were all slightly shorter than Adam Driver:
“It was great to see the faces behind the masks and hear the behind the scenes stories. Hearing the actors talk about the experiences they had whilst filming really does make you look at the films in a new light. A great fact was that the Knights of Ren were all slightly shorter then Adam Driver and had to wear higher shoes in order to match his height. They also had to avoid any injury to Adam Driver during the fight scenes.”
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Here is the official synopsis for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker:
Lucasfilm and director J. J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.
Directed by J. J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid, and Billy Dee Williams. Carrie Fisher will appear as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is now playing in theaters.
Source: That Hashtag Show