Star Wars: Adam Driver Refused to Hang Out with Mark Hamill For A Good Reason

Posted 2017/05/29 3121 0

Every actor has their own process for getting into character and Adam Driver's like Jared Leto's.


In Vanity Fair‘s piece on The Last Jedi, Hamill and Driver reveal they rarely spoke or saw each other outside of the set because Driver was committed to playing the part of an angry, bitter student. He’s known for his method acting in films and took the role seriously.

“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,” Driver said. “It’s the big joke about being an actor, that you make everything you’re doing seem like it’s life or death. The things about that character that I find painful, that I really relate to, I kind of prefer to keep to myself.”

Mark Hamill, however, had good intentions in hanging out with Driver. His character Luke Skywalker is uncle to Driver's Kylo Ren. Hamill thought it might be good to get to know each other, so that they would have some kind of on-screen rapport established. Hamill even said that he had invited Driver to lunch so the two could get to know each other better and prepare for the next Star Wars films, but Driver turned him down:

“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.’” When Driver said no, Hamill took it in good stride, saying “And more power to him.”

Hamill isn't the only one who's noticed Adam Driver's intensity. John Boyega, a.k.a. Finn, mentioned how he and Daisy Ridley try to raise spirits on the Star Wars set when things get too serious. This included Boyega giving Driver random hugs to brighten his mood. When asked how Driver responds to these hugs, Boyega said: “He just stands there. He just waits for me to be done.”

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set for release on December 15th and sees returning cast members Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma), Billie Lourd (Lieutenant Connix), Andy Serkis (Supreme Leader Snoke), Peter Mayhew and Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), Mike Quinn (Nien Nunb), Simon Pegg (Unkar Plutt), and Warwick Davis joined by new additions Jimmy Vee (Pan) as R2-D2, Kelly Marie Tran (Ladies Like Us) as Rose, and Benicio Del Toro (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Laura Dern (Jurassic Park).