Adam Driver Praises Rian Johnson’s ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ Script

In a recent converation with The Daily Beast, Kylo Ren actor Adam Driver gave Rian Johnson and the Star Wars: Episode VIII script high praise.

“He’s a brilliant filmmaker. And he wrote the script also, and he understands the importance of ambiguity and nuance. He wrote something that I think is remarkable.”

Additionally, the actor talked about what it feels like, as a fan, to be part of the Star Wars films.

“I’ve been lucky to get these opportunities. It’s very surreal to me. In working on the jobs—and actually doing the thing—I block that stuff from my mind as much as possible, because it’s not good to get nostalgic or overthink it. That might be a good strength of mine: not thinking a lot.”

Did you enjoy Driver’s performance in The Force Awakens? Let us know in the comments!


The so far untitled Star Wars: Episode VIII hits theaters in less than a year, on December 15, 2017.

Source: The Daily Beast.

Aric Sweeny
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