Adam Driver: "'Star Wars VII' Is All About Character"

Adam Driver has been discussing the hugely anticipated new Star Wars film, which will be the seventh instalment to the beloved series, revealing that it is "all about character."

While speaking to The Wall Street Journal, Driver confirmed that JJ Abrams' work on Star Wars 7 hasn't focused on computer graphics and special effects and will instead revolve around the movie's plot and storyline as well as practical, physical effects. By working in this fashion, the whole cast and crew will be hoping that the film differs from the usual sci-fi blockbuster fare that populates cinemas.

Driver told the publication, "It's a very exciting project to be involved with. I love it," before adding that, unsurprisingly for an actor who has so far made his name starring in independent films and as one of the stars of the hit HBO show, Girls, he has "never done anything on this scale before."

The actor then opened up about his first interaction with Abrams, admitting that the director and writer has always maintained that the film will be about "character and story."

"When I first met J.J [Abrams, director], it was all about character and story," he recalled. "That was the first thing out of his mouth, so that's what we've been working on. So, even though it is a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, it's still very human. It's not taking a back seat to effects or the spectacle of it."

Last month, Driver also talked about how "surreal" it was to actually be starring alongside Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher, who were all members of the original cast for the first three Star Wars films.

"Doing Star Wars now - that's surreal," he explained. "I feel like that even with this cast. You start by trying 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 currently one of the most coveted actors in cinema. Not only is he one of the new additions to the Star Wars cast, alongside Jogn Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong'o, and Gwendoline Christie, but he is also set to appear in the new Martin Scorsese movie called Silence, which will start production at the end of the year.

When talking about his upcoming work with the Goodfellas and Mean Streets director, Driver declared, "In my mind, working with him is the tip of the spear."

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