Here’s the Real Reason Why Adam Driver Rarely Does Interviews for Star Wars

You may have noticed John Boyega’s love letter to Oscar Isaac on Instagram before the release of The Rise of Skywalker. You might have seen Kelly Marie Tran wishing people good morning ahead of The Last Jedi’s premiere. One actor who juggles a few other projects, in addition to Star Wars, is Adam Driver, who portrays Kylo Ren.

What other films is Adam Driver involved with? Why doesn’t he promote Star Wars as often as his co-stars? Here’s what we know about this actor and his recently-released movies.

Actor John Boyega, actress Daisy Ridley, actor Adam Driver and director J.J. Abrams attend  'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Event
Actor John Boyega, actress Daisy Ridley, actor Adam Driver and director J.J. Abrams attend ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Event | Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images for Walt Disney Studios

Adam Driver portrays Kylo Ren in ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’

Some know this actor has the temperamental and powerful leader of the First Order, Kylo Ren. Adam Driver portrays the conflicted Ben Solo in Star Wars’ sequel trilogy. That includes the upcoming movie, The Rise of Skywalker. However, some fans wonder why Adam Driver doesn’t often appear in interviews with the rest of the cast.

Adam Driver often does interviews for Star Wars movies, in addition to other projects

One of the reasons Adam Driver hasn’t done a lot of press specifically for Star Wars is because the actor is constantly working on new films. Recently, he appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to discuss both Star Wars and the Netflix original, Marriage Story. However, he still finds time to appear with the rest of the cast and discuss his character.

“I think maybe subconsciously,” Adam Driver said during the Rise of Skywalker press conference. “When people are actively trying to deny certain parts of their lives, I think they can do it pretty successfully and then it just turns into what is happening around them.”

“But I don’t think it’s something that we actively talked about playing,” Driver continued. “It definitely is a thought to have [and] I think that’s a testament to the writing. From the beginning, being called ‘Force Awakens’ was intentional in that it was the force awakening for both sides, the light, and the dark. And J.J., even in those first meetings, talking about someone who is unformed, not in control of his faculties, [doesn’t] know where he fits, which again, is helpful for me as an actor because we were figuring out the same thing and it totally echoes what’s going on in the story, especially the first one. A new cast figuring out where we fit in a legacy that spans so much time.”

What other movies is Adam Driver in?

Adam Driver performs both on the silver screen and on the stage. He earned himself an Oscar nomination for his role in BlacKkKlansman, a Tony nomination for his role in Burn This on Broadway, and a Golden Globe nomination for the recently released Netflix original, Marriage Story. He also appeared in the Amazon Studios movie, The Report.

The actor also devotes a large portion of his time to the non-profit founded by himself and his wife, Arts in the Armed Forces. This organization, according to their website, “high-quality arts programming to active-duty service members, veterans, military support staff and their families around the world free of charge.”

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker premieres in theaters on Dec. 20, 2019. Adam Driver’s recently released movie, Marriage Story, is now available for streaming on Netflix.