Adam Driver has become a household figure after his portrayal as Ben Solo/Kylo Ren in the Star Wars sequel film trilogy. Driver co-stars with Lady Gaga as Maurizio Gucci’s ex-wife Patrizia Reggiani in his latest film, House of Gucci. Driver may not have become as well-known in popular films now if it weren’t for his debut into small-screen acting.
When Asked If He Was Ever ‘Persuaded’ For A Role?
Driver discussed his involvement in House of Gucci in an exclusive interview with Screen Rant. When asked if he’s ever been “persuaded” to take on a role, the actor revealed that he almost didn’t audition for his life-changing role in Girls. Driver was mostly focused on theatre productions before taking on the part of Sackler, and he had no interest in television. He elaborated:
“I will say Girls. I didn’t understand it. I was doing a lot of theater at the time and I didn’t really watch a lot of TV shows, which I hope doesn’t sound like elitist, but I wasn’t interested. And my agent convinced me to go in and read for Girls. And I met Lena and got the job. And it changed the course of my life.”
It’s hard to believe Driver would have stayed in theatre if his agency hadn’t pushed him to audition for Lena Dunham’s Girls.
Apart from providing as a launching pad for Driver, Girls cemented its position in television history as a legendary series. Girls lives on through online memes, even when the show has ended. Over the past few months, a particularly emotional and funny scene in which Driver’s character simply says “excellent soup” has become a viral meme on TikTok. The show was praised at the time of its premiere as a more realistic portrayal of young women living in New York City than a highly stylised series like Sex and the City.
Furthermore, Driver is likely to remember Girls warmly for the rest of his life, as it completely changed the path of his career.