Adam Driver Calls ‘Star Wars’ Set Exhausting, Won’t Reprise Kylo Ren

With Daisy Ridley established to return to the “Star Wars” franchise as Rey in a new movie established just after the activities of 2019’s “The Rise of Skywalker,” numerous supporters are questioning no matter if or not the actor’s co-stars may also book a return vacation to a galaxy considerably, far absent. John Boyega’s Finn and Oscar Isaac’s Poe have been alive by the conclusion of that movie, generating their prospective returns a possibility, while Adam Driver‘s Kylo Ren/Ben Solo died a hero. Of class, characters often arrive back again from the lifeless in “Star Wars” — but do not bank on Kylo Ren being one particular of them.

“They’re doing things, but not with me,” Driver reported for the duration of a modern physical appearance on the “SmartLess” podcast. “I’m not undertaking any additional.”

“You’re finished because the character’s accomplished?” podcast co-host Sean Haynes asked as a stick to-up query, to which Driver responded: “Yes.”

“‘Star Wars’ was way far more exhausting for me … I made it more exhausting than it should really have been,” Driver included. “I hadn’t quite figured out the momentum of a established that was that major ahead of. All the issues I experienced worked on were being pretty little and moved fairly fast … The director sets the pace of the established. I never like to control that. I have to modify. Spike Lee and [Steven] Soderbergh shoot truly speedy. For me which is not relaxed, but it is there film and their movie so I alter.”

Driver revealed on “The Rich Eisen Show” very last thirty day period that his arc as Kylo Ren done improved from its unique strategy more than the training course of his 3 movies: “The Power Awakens” (2015), “The Last Jedi” (2017) and “The Rise of Skywalker” (2019). The character was in no way meant to soften up and be redeemed as Ben Solo. In simple fact, the primary strategy was evidently just the reverse. Kyle Ren was supposed to develop into far more evil throughout the trilogy, not a conflicted anti-hero.

“I had an general arc in intellect that [J.J. Abrams] wished to do,” Driver said. “His concept was that [Kylo’s] journey was the opposite journey of Vader, wherever Vader starts off the most self-assured and the most fully commited to the dim facet. And then by the previous film, he’s the most vulnerable and weak. He required to commence with the reverse. This character was the most confused and vulnerable, and by the conclusion of the three films, he would be the most fully commited to the darkish side. I experimented with to hold that arc in mind, irrespective if that wound up not becoming the journey anyway, since it transformed while taking pictures. But I was still focused on that.”

Daisy Ridley’s stick to-up movie to “The Rise of Skywalker” will heart on her character, Rey, as she makes an attempt to rebuild the Jedi Buy. The movie is directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (“Ms. Marvel”) and penned by Steven Knight (“Peaky Blinders”) and makes Obaid-Chinoy the initial woman and initial particular person of coloration to immediate a “Star Wars” element film.

“I’m pretty thrilled about the project since I feel what we’re about to make is some thing quite specific,” Obaid-Chinoy recently told CNN. “We’re in 2024 now, and it is about time that we experienced a female arrive ahead to shape a tale in a galaxy significantly, considerably absent.”

Ridley advised Collider in November that she had not nevertheless browse the script for her new film but she did know the tale system. “I’m quite psyched,” she explained. “The tale is really neat … It’s not what I anticipated, but I’m really excited.”

The movie presently does not have a launch day.