Adam Driver Discusses Filming ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ And Compares J.J. Abrams And Rian Johnson

Star Wars: Episode VIII has officially started filming, so Entertainment Weekly asked the new trilogy’s tantrum-throwing evildoer Adam Driver a few questions about the movie. Apparently Driver hasn’t begun filming his scenes yet, but he sounds excited, and made some interesting comparisons between J.J. Abrams and Episode VIII director Rian Johnson.

According to Entertainment Weekly:

“Their temperaments are different. I feel like there was so many moving pieces in the first one – just trying to solve it and set the vocabulary for what it was. There’s a lot of that anxiety is gone, because people have developed a language. I think it’s more of a testament to Rian coming into something very established and making it his own. I can’t wait to get on set, just because he’s so unassuming and intelligent and approachable. The script they’ve come up with is really great.”

Driver also briefly discussed how doing Star Wars changed his life:

“I didn’t turn into a new person, but a lot of people saw it, and that was good. I guess my Christmas is kind of easier now – the toys and things for family. Kids is a big thing: I feel like before parents kept me away from their kids; now it’s like, ‘go get a picture.’ ”

Only Adam Driver would decrease his creep factor by playing an evil, masked space wizard. Of course, it could be kids never took pictures with Driver before because he was too busy taking pictures with their moms.

We’ve still got a bit of a wait for Star Wars: Episode VIII, as the movie arrives on Dec. 15, 2017.

(Via Entertainment Weekly)

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