Adam Driver talked with Rolling Stone about how he prepared for his role as Kylo Ren in Star Wars: the Force Awakens.
The goal, said Driver to Rolling Stone, was “to forget you’re in Star Wars and treat it like any other job that’s filled with moments and problems.” Such as delivering a speech to Darth Vader’s melted mask: “When someone sets the scene for you, it’s always very funny. The idea that in this reality, Darth Vader is real.” And now, one of the most promising actors of his generation has a large supply of dolls of himself. “I’m set for Christmas presents for the next 10 years,” Driver says.
The Rolling Stone article by Brian Hiatt is pretty amazing as the author interviews the cast of The Force Awakens as they prepare for the eruption of fans’ emotion on December 17. What works well is Hiatt’s ability to deconstruct a room so that you feel Mark Hamill is talking to you.
‘Star Wars’ Strikes Back: Behind the Scenes of the Biggest Movie of the Year is a must read for every Star Wars nerd.