Adam Driver won't relax on the Star Wars set

Adam Driver

Adam Driver

Adam Driver feels the "stakes are even higher" for 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' despite the success of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'.

Adam Driver believes the "stakes are even higher" for the new 'Star Wars' movie.

The 32-year-old actor is reprising his role as Kylo Ren in 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' but isn't ready to relax after the success of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'.

He said: "The stakes are even higher, I think. No one's relaxing. Well, I can't speak for everyone, but I didn't feel more relaxed as if we'd accomplished anything.

"It's one more reason we have to redouble our efforts and just make it even more specific, but then you also have to let it all go and not think too much while you're working on it."

The 'Girls' star insists he has taken a similar approach to making the 'Star Wars' movies as he does to any film but admits he was initially "overwhelmed" by the scale of the science fiction franchise.

He added to "I remember being very overwhelmed by the idea of working on something [like this] where the scale was so big. I remember calling J.J. and saying, 'I'm overwhelmed by the machine of it' and him basically saying that we'll break it down into pieces and solve it in these little moments. One moment will lead to this moment and then that moment will lead to this moment and at the end of it hopefully we'll have a movie ...

"The scale is bigger, and obviously the catering and the trailers are better when compared to a smaller independent movie, but that doesn't matter. You're not watching a movie thinking about how they had really great trailers, or about their catering, you're trying to follow these moments and follow these characters. So working on it, even though the scale is different, the approach to making it is the exact same."


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