Adam Driver is known far and wide for portraying the iconic role of Kylo Ren/Ben Solo in the Star Wars franchise. The character of Kylo Ren, however, met a tragic end in the 2019 film The Rise of Skywalker which shattered fans.
A recent confession from Adam Driver, however, has startled fans. The actor admitted that there was no redemption arc planned for his iconic character. Stating that Ren was supposed to turn to the dark side at the end, the decision was changed to better suit the story!
Adam Driver Reveals Kylo Ren’s Dark Side!
Back in 2019, fans were quite saddened by the death of one of their favorite characters in The Rise of Skywalker. Adam Driver, portraying the role of Kylo Ren/Ben Solo in the movie found himself sacrificing his life to save Rey.
While the character made a heroic sacrifice, it wasn’t always going to be like this. Driver revealed in an interview on The Rich Eisen Show, the actor revealed that there was one person in the Star Wars franchise who seemed to have wanted a more evil ending for Ben Solo. Although Driver did not reveal the name of that person, people speculate that he was talking about director J.J. Abrams.
“I had an overall arc in mind that he wanted to do, which then changed. His idea was almost the opposite journey of Vader, where Vader starts the most confident, the most committed to the Dark Side, and by the last movie he’s the most vulnerable, and weak, and he wanted to start at the opposite, where this character was the most confused and vulnerable, and by the end of the three movies would be most committed to the Dark Side.”
Well, that would have been quite a dramatic turn of events if Driver had followed the original plan. Instead, the changed ending saw Ben Solo sacrificing his life to save Rey as they shared a last kiss before Ben Solo passed away.
Martin Scorsese Showered Adam Driver With Praise
Getting praise from Martin Scorsese is kind of a pretty big deal. Adam Driver was already on the good side of Scorsese when he rejected Marvel Studios for a role. Working with Driver in the 2016 film titled Silence, Martin Scorsese couldn’t help but praise the actor (via Farout Magazine).
“I can’t tell you the perseverance and the beauty of the performance and the experience I had with him,” adding, “He has marvellous screen presence. One of the best, if not the best, actors of his generation.”
The actor recently portrayed the role of Enzo Ferrari in the 2023 movie titled Ferrari. Adam Driver was indeed praised for his performance but the movie received average reviews with a rating of 6.6/10 on IMDB and 75% on Rotten Tomatoes.