"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."