Star Wars Episode VII new cast member, Adam Driver can’t really talk about the production, but he knows one thing for certain, the experience of being cast in J.J. Abrams movie is “surreal.” One of the new faces that will carry the saga forward said in an interview that he is still trying to come to grips with his involvement in such a legendary franchise.
According to multiple sources Driver is said to be playing a villainous character, who will endanger both new and old cast members. Adam Driver talked to Entertainment Weekly about what it’s like to be joining Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher among others:
“Doing Star Wars now—that’s surreal. I feel like that even with this cast. You start by try to stamp (that feeling) down as much as possible, just focus on what it is that you are there to do… Easier said than done.”
Driver is a busy man, with four movies featured at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival and commuting back and forth between the U.S. and U.K. to film both, Star Wars Episode VII and the television series Girls. Adam assured EW that he didn’t sign any kind of agreement that would forbid him to talk about the anticipated trilogy, but he would not volunteer any details either.
The actor also said that Harrison Ford’s injury didn’t really set anything back, as far as the Star Wars Episode VII production is concerned. When it comes to his shoot for Girls back in New York, the break helped him to stay in the U.S. for longer periods:
“I’ll be here (in New York) for a week and then leave for a week and then come back. It’s very much back and forth. Sometimes I’ll be there for two weeks. Sometimes I’ll be here for two weeks. When I’m not there, I’m here basically, doing both at the same time.”
Despite the craziness of it all Adam Driver is more than excited to be a part of George Lucas’ legacy with Star Wars Episode VII and assures us that he has not seen the legendary director on set in London, “I haven’t seen him. I don’t know.” Driver commented of Lucas whereabouts.
Even though we are pretty sure Adam Driver plays a baddie, we don’t know if he resembles Darth Vader or Emperor Palpatine. But we will have to wait to find out until Star Wars Episode VII opens in theaters on December 18, 2015.
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