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The Western-themed advertisement that aired live during the Superbowl tonight did not go according to plan as its star, Adam Driver, apparently should've had a Snickers first.

Snickers had previously teased with a behind-the-scenes tour hosted by Driver, who points out the various "budget" props and set pieces that would be used for the commercial.

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27 December 2016 @ 01:50 pm

We love you Carrie. Rest in peace.
Current Mood: crushedcrushed

- Adam will be appearing as a guest tonight (Friday, December 23rd).
- The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon airs on NBC at 11:35/10:35C.
- Adam might discuss his roles in upcoming films Paterson and Silence.
- Guests invited onto the show often participate in games with the host.


UPDATE: The full episode is now available HERE.
22 December 2016 @ 09:38 pm
Star Wars Authentics has recently released a selection of official images of Kylo Ren as he appears in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, available as high quality prints. Several of the new photos depict the character from angles which have not been seen before.

Stretching out a hand, Kylo Ren uses the Force to immobilize his target.

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14 December 2016 @ 07:35 pm
I had to squee in fangirl glee when I saw this article yesterday:

"During a recent interview segment with Sean O’Connell at Cinema Blend, Adam Driver delivered his thoughts on the subject of trailers and director Rian Johnson’s upcoming Episode VIII. When asked how he would feel if Episode VIII made its theatrical debut around the world without Lucasfilm releasing any trailers for it ahead of time, Driver responded:

I think that’d be bold. I’d love it, yeah! Then no one would know anything. The less people know, I feel like, the more exciting… the more of an event it is.

Kudos to Driver for adopting this “radical” mindset, but here’s a news flash for ya bro – it ain’t gonna happen. There’s a better chance of the NY Jets winning the Super Bowl next season than there is for an Episode VIII trailer-less 2017."

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Adam, we have so much in common, will you marry me?


26 November 2016 @ 09:57 am

Filming has finished on the final season of 'Girls'. Have you got a theory about why it's so popular?
‘I think it was the three-dimensional female characters and the mess around it. Whether you like Lena’s writing or not, she is great in telling a story in her voice.’

'Girls' captured the new generation of millennial feminism. Do you call yourself a feminist?
‘No. Not because I don’t think that the cause is just, I’m just not into labelling or calling myself anything.’

Lena Dunham has called out sexism in the industry, pointing out that you've had major roles after 'Girls', whereas the female actors haven't. What do you think about that?
‘I definitely think that the material women are given often isn’t three-dimensional at all and it’s very much in support of a man. The opportunities are just not there. Guys can be messy and get a more broad range of things to play.'

Why did you want to make 'Paterson'?
'I was a fan of Jim Jarmusch’s work. I said yes before I read the script. At our first meeting I said to him: “Whatever it is, I’m into it.”’

Was he one of your teen film heroes?
‘Yes! When I was younger, local video stores were my access to the world outside of the small town I was raised in: I watched a lot of movies.’

So you identified with small-town life in the movie?
‘Yes. There’s a feeling that you know everyone’s business. I got that right away. And I understood the idea of civic pride. I was raised in Mishawaka, Indiana. No one famous was from there. I am very glad that I was raised there, though, it’s an interesting place full of characters.’

Do you feel proud to be American right now?
‘I am always proud to be an American. At the moment it is challenging politically. But I have strong faith that things will resolve themselves for the better. I fucking hope so.’ [Editor’s note: we spoke to Adam before the US election.]

You served in the marines. Why did you sign up?
‘Because September 11 happened. I felt like a lot of people my age wanted retribution. Then when I got in, it turned into not being about a moral crusade but about the people in my platoon.’

Your character is a poet who's anti-technology. You are too. What's your beef with the internet?
‘For some people it totally works. But I think – and I don’t know shit about shit – it creates a culture of immediate gratification, having instant access to everything. Plus, I’m not interested in sharing my life. It would be the most boring thing!’

Source @ TimeOut.com
19 November 2016 @ 11:06 am

Adam turns 33 today (d.o.b. November 19, 1983). We hope he has a fantastic day!
18 November 2016 @ 01:54 pm

"Being on a film set is weird," Adam Driver tells Shortlist magazine. "You're in a kind of bubble of time where it's not like normal life."

The 32-year-old American actor explains that there is a notable disconnect between life on set and the outside world.

"You wake up and somebody is getting you food. You've memorized lines alone in your room, now you're doing it in front of people. It's all day long, 12 hours a day, and you go to sleep and you wake up and you go back to work. In a sense you are very disconnected with what is going on in the world at large, but within that kind of world you've created, every second seems to be accounted for."

Driver goes on to describe the period of adjustment that follows the completion of filming and return to everyday life.

"You get back into the real world and none of those things or people are around. And you know they'll never get together again. Everyone is together, for that one moment in time, and then you have to move on. There's always a blues period afterwards, where that excitement and adrenaline level is down, and then everyone moves on to something else."

In spite of the sense of loss, the Star Wars: The Force Awakens star doesn't usually watch his own filmed performances.

"I try not to watch anything that I'm in, because it was such a different time when we made it. I try not have any control over what happens to it afterwards. 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 think about it for a couple of months afterwards and then I won't watch anything for the next couple of years."

Source @ List.co.uk

"Han Solo..." whispers a visibly struggling Kylo Ren, as he grasps the pilot's chair in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon, in a scene that was filmed and ultimately removed from the final version of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. What he was searching for could be anybody's guess, as the Corellian YT freighter had been abandoned of personnel and there was no trace of anything useful onboard, or so it would have seemed.

It was among several instances in which Ren was portrayed as distracted in mid-action or thought to utter his father's name, as though sensing him by means that extended beyond the ordinary. It was apparent that he could detect Han Solo's presence without being in the immediate vicinity, and yet this observation is contradicted later when he is seen continuing to move past a pillar behind which his father was hiding.

Was this a mere discrepancy? If the actor's body language is to be taken into account, Kylo Ren is shown not simply walking past the pillar, but momentarily pausing near it before turning instead toward the bridge, crossing it at a high and urgent pace. Did Ren really fail to detect his father's whereabouts in such close proximity, despite having been able to sense him from a much farther distance, or could something else have been in play?

A fan poses this question to Pablo Hidalgo, and receives an ambiguous reply that adds another layer to the mystery:

The tweet, which effectively creates more inquiries than it resolves, hints at the conflict within the character who so often speaks of holding certain convictions, but then behaves in such a way that outright disputes them. Ren managing to sense Han but not stopping to so much as investigate behind the pillar, and moving away toward the opposite direction, could imply a hesitation or reluctance to face the man who he claims to care nothing about.

"I've been waiting for this day for a long time," says Kylo Ren confidently when it is his father who reveals himself and initiates the confrontation, which then takes place at the center of a perilous bridge above an abyss.

The suggestion that Ren might have been capable of locating Han Solo but instead had chosen to avoid a direct encounter offers an insightful glimpse into the morally complex character. Suspecting that the time would eventually come when he'd need to confront his father, and make a critical decision upon that meeting, perhaps it is not a stretch to imagine that he would make a conscious effort to postpone it for a while longer.