Adam Driver hates watching himself acting

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 17 November 2016
Adam Driver

Adam Driver

Adam Driver has revealed he hates to watch himself act in films

Adam Driver has admitted he hates watching himself act on the big screen.

The 32-year-old actor has starred in numerous acclaimed movies, including playing villain Kylo Ren in sci-fi blockbuster 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'.

Despite his success, Driver - who lives in the Catskill Mountains, in New York state - dislikes watching back his performances when the films are finally released in the cinema, as he often wants to make changes to the final edit.

In an interview with ShortList magazine, he said: "I find it hard to remember what we were doing two years ago. But I also try not to watch anything that I'm in, because it was such a different time when we made it. I try not to have any control over what happens to it afterwards.

"To me, it exists when we were doing it and I remember what that felt like. Watching it, sometimes it's so different to what I had in mind, and I see things I want to change, but you can't. I sometimes feel like I can handle it but I always hate it. I think about it for a couple of months afterwards and then I won't watch anything for the next couple of years."

In his latest film 'Paterson', Driver plays a 32-year-old bus driver and amateur poet who lives his life by strict routine that follows the same pattern every day until a disaster threatens to wreck his happy life with his wife.

Driver admits 'there's always a blues period' once filming has wrapped up on a project.

And speaking about his acting future, Driver said: "I want to be proud of the things I'm in. But I feel that every actor wants that, and hopes for that, and a lot of the time you don't really have the luxury to. People have to take jobs for different reasons. I've been very lucky in the people I've got to work with, in a short amount of time. It's spoilt me in a way that I'd like to continue to just work with those people but I can hope for that all I want - that doesn't necessarily mean it will happen."

Aside from the big screen, Driver has another ambition he is yet to fulfil, he added: "There's this thing here in the Catskills where you get some sort of certificate when you climb a certain amount of these hikes, and that's been on my to-do list for about five-years. So I'd like to do that, but I don't know if I'll ever do it, because I won't have the time."

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