‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’: Mark Hamill On Working With Adam Driver

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' star Mark Hamill on working with Adam Driver and how he tried to spend time with the actor before filming Episode 8.


Star Wars: The Force Awakens concluded with many mysteries left unsolved, including details on how Luke Skywalker’s efforts to train a new generation of Jedi Knights were derailed by his nephew and apprentice, Kylo Ren. While the reason for the falling out between Luke Skywalker and Kylo Ren remains unknown, it appears that Adam Driver took his role seriously enough that he preferred to remain distant from his co-star Mark Hamill. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Driver discussed his approach to playing Kylo Ren and Mark Hamill recounted how the young actor turned down his offer to spend time together before filming on The Last Jedi began.

Driver explained that he approached his role as Kylo Ren the same way he would any other role and finds something about the character he can relate to.

“There’s big personal things that I find about every character, not just in Star Wars, that you have to make as personal as possible.”

Hamill recalled how Driver’s method resulted in the young actor turning down his offer to become acquainted with each other.

“He’s very moody and intense. I remember saying to Adam, ‘I don’t know how you work, or your technique. But, at some point, you were my nephew. I probably bounced you on my knee. I probably babysat for you. There’s that side, and now we’re both estranged from the Skywalker family. All I’m suggesting is, if you’d like, maybe we could go to lunch, we could get together and hang out.’”

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Written and directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran and Benicio del Toro.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be released in theaters on December 15, 2017.

Source: Vanity Fair

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