While promoting his latest film Paterson at this year's TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival), actor Adam Driver, who plays Kylo Ren talked a little Star Wars during an interview with Toronto Sun. While the actor couldn't say much about the next film he did express how lucky he was as actor to have such talented directors in such big-blockbusters films like Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the as yet untitled Star Wars: Episode VIII.
“Like working with directors you’ve always been interested in, now you get a chance to do that. There are more things available to you. Financially, it’s way better than doing an indie movie,” Driver says, laughing, “at the same time that money isn’t any reason to take a job.”
“I’d much rather do movies with great directors for nothing, but I also feel in the franchise world I lucked out. On the first one, J.J. [Abrams] was directing, and on the most recent one, Rian Johnson was directing. So, the type of horror stories I’ve heard about typical Hollywood blockbuster franchises, I can’t relate to any of that, because the people in charge, the directors I’ve been lucky enough to work with at this point, have a very specific vision.”
“They’re all about breaking it into moments, and solving those moments, and that leads to the next moment. So even though the scale of it is bigger, it’s not really different from working on anything smaller. Other than, maybe the catering is better,” he jokes. “The amenities are better. But that doesn’t work its way into the movie. No one is going to watch Star Wars and think, ‘Oh! those guys got to stay in better trailers.’”
Interesting to note, that everything will Rian Johnson went smoothly on the set of Star Wars: Episode VIII. Hopefully we will be getting the first footage for that film late this year or early next. Maybe an official title soon? What do you guys and gals think? Sound off in the comments section below with your thoughts on Star Wars: Episode VIII.
Star Wars: Episode VIII hits theaters on December 15, 2017.
SOURCE: Toronto Sun