Former Batman actor Ben Affleck recalled how Star Wars actor Adam Driver saved his son’s birthday with Kylo Ren toys.
With his time as Batman now complete, Ben Affleck has a number of new projects coming down the line, including a film titled The Last Duel co-starring Star Wars actor Adam Driver. During his recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Ben Affleck recounted how Adam Driver helped saved his son’s birthday by delivering Star Wars presents and a video message to the young fan.
As Ben Affleck explained, his son is a Star Wars fan and was thrilled to hear the Batman alum was working with Adam Driver, a.k.a. Kylo Ren, in a new movie. Knowing what fans his son was of the Star Wars franchise, Adam Driver agreed to film a birthday video message for Ben Affleck’s son as the request of his co-star:
“My son knows that I do movies that are kind of fake and his mom does movies and it’s all pretend, but he also knows that Star Wars is real. He knows there’s guys out there fighting the Emperor and that job needs to get done and I can do my fake bullsh-t so people can do an important job. So I told him, ‘I’m actually in this movie [The Last Duel] with Kylo Ren,’ and his mind opened in two. ‘But dad, but how?! How do you know Kylo?! Are you going to space?! Will he have his lightsaber?! Good Kylo Ren?!’ And I said, ‘Yes, good Kylo Ren, not the bad Kylo Ren.’ So I told Adam that and he was a sweetheart and I said, ‘Will you tape a birthday video to my son?’ and he did, it was very kind. And I was just thrilled.”
However, when Ben Affleck returned home to celebrate his son’s birthday, he was disheartened to see that his gift had no arrived and he would have to go to the party empty-handed. Fortunately, Adam Driver went above and beyond the video message by sending Star Wars gifts for the former Batman actor’s son, including a signed picture from “Kylo Ren”:
“I took those presents to that surprise party and saw my son and watched him open all his other presents. And I said, ‘Since my presents didn’t get here on time, I did get a present from somebody who really wanted to make sure you had a gift.’ And he was like, ‘Who?’ and I said, ‘Kylo Ren.’ I opened the presents, I played him the video of Kylo Ren and it was like … it was an incredibly moving, powerful moment. Adam made me a hero to my kid and I will never, ever, ever forget.”
Reflecting on the generosity of Adam Driver and how the Star Wars actor made sure he didn’t go to his son’s party without gifts, Ben Affleck noted, “It meant the f-cking world to me.”
Here is the official synopsis for Adam Driver’s 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.