The actor also teases the film’s overall tone
Adam Driver – who stars as villain Kylo Ren in the upcoming Star Wars film – praised filmmaker Rian Johnson for his talents in both writing and directing the sci-fi flick.
The actor promised fans that the next installment will be nothing short of remarkable.
He explained to The Daily Beast: “[Rian is] 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.”
Adam finds it hard to believe he’s actually playing the main antagonist in a franchise as big as Star Wars. However, he tries not to dwell on such a monumental role and is simply trying to enjoy the ride.
He stated: “I’m not very good at analysing it, I guess, or even making time to attach meaning to it.
So much of it is luck, and timing. I work hard but I can work hard in a vacuum. 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.”
The star had recently revealed that the movie’s script follows a similar tone as The Empire Strikes Back, prompting fans to wonder if it will be darker in nature.
“It’s great. It’s similar to how ‘The Empire Strikes Back‘ has a different tone.
For that people always go, ‘Oooh, it’s dark’ but I don’t know that it necessarily is. It’s just different in tone in a way that I think is great and necessary but also very clear.
He trusts [that] his audience is ready for nuance and ambiguity. He’s not dumbing anything down for someone and that’s really fun to play,” he said.