Mark Hamill has revealed that Adam Driver wouldn’t hang out with him while shooting Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Hamill of course plays Luke Skywalker and Driver portrays his enemy Kylo Ren, the pair are yet to meet in the films and it seems their off-screen relationship is also yet to blossom. Hamill told Vanity Fair that Driver is “very moody and intense and wouldn’t “hang out” with him:
“I remember saying to Adam, ‘I don’t know how you work, or your technique. But, at some point, you were my nephew. I probably bounced you on my knee. I probably babysat for you. There’s that side, and now we’re both estranged from the Skywalker family. All I’m suggesting is, if you’d like, maybe we could go to lunch, we could get together and hang out.’” Hamill joked, before revealing sarcastically that Driver turned him down: “And more power to him”.
Driver told the outlet that getting into character off-camera helps him “relate” to the role:
“There’s big personal things that I find about every character, not just in Star Wars, that you have to make as personal as possible. It’s the big joke about being an actor, that you make everything you’re doing seem like it’s life or death. The things about that character that I find painful, that I really relate to, I kind of prefer to keep to myself,” he said.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 15th. Check out its trailer below: