TOKYO, Japan – December 10: Adam Driver attended the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” fan event in Roppongi Hills on December 10, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan (Photo by Christopher Joe / Getty Images for Walt Disney Studios)
Kylo Ren is quickly becoming a Star Wars fan favorite, but how much do you know the man behind the cracking mask?
Adam Driver has a great resume that goes beyond the Star Wars series. His first on-screen role was in 2009 and since then he has been nominated for nearly 100 awards, including: Academy Awards, Tunes, BAFTA, Emmy, and Golden Globe
If you’ve seen the entire driver’s business collection (* cough *), you probably already know some of these anecdotes about his life but if you only know him as Kylo Ren, here are five facts accompanying Star Wars that you might not know about Adam Driver
1 Adam Driver appeared in a movie with Oscar Isaac before Star Wars: The Force Awakens
The driver had a supporting role in the Oscar-nominated Coen Brothers movie inside Lewin Davis, opposite Oscar Isaac playing Al Cody, a musician who sings “Please Mr. Kennedy” in a scene with Oscar Isaac and Justin Timberlake
Unfortunately, Driver was noticed to hate his performance in the movie in an interview with The New Yorker last year, he didn’t like him so much that he swore to watch his own shows, even The Force Awakens during the interview, Driver said, “It felt totally cool because I knew That scene was coming where I had to kill Han Solo, and people were, like, breathing heavily when the title came out, and I felt like I had to ‘
Two appearances away for Driver, to join the prestigious “Five-Timers Club” on Saturday Night Live, the most notable illustration in the series was a play on Undercover Boss, which saw Driver take on the role of Kylo Ren as he disguises himself in Starkiller’s base that kept Matt the Radar Technician fan Kylo Ren has been busy for three years producing fan fiction, TikToks, and loads of fan art
On his return for 2020 to SNL, Undercover Boss’s drawing was revived with a cheeky tribute to “Okay, Boomer,” which actually looks like it happened a decade ago in 2020 the intern Randy captured the hearts of Kylo Ren fans with just as much enthusiasm as Matt the Radar Technician
HOLLYWOOD, CA – DECEMBER 16: (LR) Harrison Ford and Adam Driver have reached the world premiere of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the highly anticipated sequel of the Skywalker series on December 16, 2019 in Hollywood, California (Photo by Charlie Gallay / Getty Images For Disney)
Driver grew up as a fan of the original Star Wars trilogy, although in an interview with GQ he was completely candid about his hesitation in major franchises telling GQ driver Alex Bhattacharji, “I’m worried about the big movies – a lot of them sacrifice character for the sake of the scene when they’re Bad, this pisses me off – you can just tell it was made by a bunch of executives somewhere “
In an interview with Collider during the press tour for The Force Awakens, the driver was immediately placed to rate the six Star Wars films How did he rank them? Hesitantly rated The Empire Strikes Back before Jedi Returns and New Hope, before presenting Revenge of the Sith, Attack of the Clones and The Phantom Menace for the previous trilogy
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Kilo Rin (Adam’s Driver) Photo: Lucasfilm Ltd © 2017 Lucasfilm Ltd All Rights Reserved
Every actor dreams of taking a piece of their famous costume home, but apparently the driver was able to take his Kylo Ren uniform home. In an interview with Rolling Stone, the driver joked that he took his costume home and kept it in his guest room.
As if that wasn’t enough to imagine him, Driver also went on to say, “I’ll wear it all over the neighborhood if I’m really bored.” Yeah, I read it right apparently, the kids in his apartment block are fans. Very much with Kylo Ren and it looks like he might treat them with a peek at Kylo Ren at home.
NEW YORK, NY – April 15: Actors Keri Russell (L) and Adam Driver make a curtain call during the opening night of Burn This at Hudson Theater April 15, 2019 in New York City (Photo by Mike Coppola / Getty Images)
Before the release of The Rise of Skywalker, Adam Driver’s fans had the opportunity to see him on Broadway at Burn This, opposite fellow Star Wars actor Kerry Russell, but this wasn’t the first time the driver had appeared on stage after his stint in the Marines. From G I Bill attended Indianapolis University prior to attending Juilliard
At Indianapolis University, Driver landed lead roles in the productions of Pippin and Endgame If you look seriously enough on the Internet you might even be able to track down some pictures from the Indianapolis University theater department
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