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26 November 2016 @ 09:57 am
Adam Driver is "Always Proud to Be an American"  

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
Lumy: TFA-Kylo Ren faceluminations on November 26th, 2016 04:07 pm (UTC)
Um, Adam? It would NOT be the most boring thing. We WANT to know what you eat for breakfast every day. Etc.

It's cool we have similar views on that, though :) The political stuff... ahhhhh who knows.

Thanks for sharing!
so now you better stop and rebuild all your ruins: bts kylo / darksidewalkerwicked_jester on November 26th, 2016 04:53 pm (UTC)
lmao! My thoughts exactly. It's smart of him though to keep away from social media. Daisy used to be really active on Instagram until a post about gun laws caused the comment section to explode (I was following her at the time and saw it happen, not pretty).

NP! :)
Lumy: TFA-Finn Rey runluminations on November 26th, 2016 09:17 pm (UTC)
I heard about that -- you're certainly not allowed to have opinions about anything controversial if you're a celeb! I wonder if they make fake accounts so they can at least keep in touch that way with their family and friends.
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