Is the Force with you this holiday season? Well, if you are friends with Adam Driver, then the answer is yes. The actor’s career launched into lightspeed last year after he was cast as Kylo Ren in the new Star Wars trilogy, and Driver takes his Sith status seriously. Not long ago, the actor stopped by The Tonight Show and talked to Jimmy Fallon about how Star Wars has changed his life. And, of course, Driver said his fame has given him some wicked gift-giving ideas.
During the interview, Driver said that holidays have become much more fun since his induction into the Star Wars universe. Seeing kids dress up as his villainous character for Halloween was a treat, and Driver said Christmas was just as joyous. This year, the actor admitted he was given a few Star Wars toys, and he retaliated by handing out Kylo Ren toys to his friends as well.
“I give it to people too because I think it’s funny,” he said about the gift exchanges. “I give it to my adult male friends.”
While most fans would be pleased to get such a gift, there is something to be said about being given a Star Wars toy from Kylo Ren himself. Next year, fans can expect to see more of Driver’s character as Star Wars: Episode VIII will be released into theaters in 2017. This year, it was Rogue One: A Star Wars Story that took toy stores and online retailers by storm.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is set between the events of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and shortly before the events of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. In the film, resistance fighters embark on a daring mission to steal the Empire's plans for the Death Star.
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk and Jonathan Aris. The film is directed by Gareth Edwards and written by Gary Whitta and Chris Weitz, from a story conceived by John Knoll.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is in theaters today.
[H/T] Entertainment Weekly