There’s a lot of camaraderie in films among the actors and actresses that work in them. Now sure, not everyone has to get along, but often times long friendships are made on these films. One that may not be happening though is Mark Hamill and Adam Driver, for as Hamill noted to Vanity Fair, he offered to have lunch with Driver, but was turned down:
“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.”
A heartfelt request wouldn’t you say? But, Driver said no. But don’t worry, Hamill didn’t seem to mind, he actually noted. “More power to him”.
But why did he say no? Well, because Driver was trying to embody who Kylo Ren was,
“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.
The lengths actors will go, am I right?