“He was done real dirty”: Fans Are Still Pissed Off With Star Wars Franchise For Ruining Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren

Star Wars fans could not get over Han Solo's death at the hands of Kylo Ren.

“He was done real dirty”: Fans Are Still Pissed Off With Star Wars Franchise For Ruining Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren


  • Adam Driver shared his thoughts while filming the scene where Kylo Ren kills Han Solo.
  • The actor felt terrified of fans' reactions after witnessing the death of Harrison Ford's character.
  • Star Wars fans blame writers for ruining Kylo Ren and the franchise altogether.
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Adam Driver portrayed the infamous antagonist Kylo Ren in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. His performance was highly praised by many, though it was his character that was met with a lot of criticism. Indeed, killing off an iconic character like Harrison Ford’s Han Solo would never sit well with the audience.

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Adam Driver as Kylo Ren

The actor admitted he was very anxious about how fans would react to the movie. Han Solo has been around since 1977, and for him to disappear like that, killed off by his own son, evoked so much anger from the viewers.

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Adam Driver Reveals His Thoughts While Filming Han Solo’s Death

During his interview via CNN, actor Adam Driver shared what he was thinking while shooting the infamous death scene where he struck Harrison Ford’s Han Solo with his lightsaber. He stated:

I took it really seriously and thought about it a lot. I was aware that it was a great opportunity, and I didn’t want to be in it and be bad. A lot of people were going to watch it. I was a fan of those movies.”

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Han Solo and Kylo Ren

When told by the host that he killed Han Solo, the actor laughed and responded: “Yeah, somebody reminds me of that every day,” which definitely suggests that he gets a lot of hate for murdering the famed Star Wars character. Driver also shared:

I remember shooting that day, and it didn’t feel like that at all, obviously. It was very emotional shooting it with Harrison. Harrison was so generous and contemplative, and to me, that was a great moment on set even though it was his death.”

Speaking with GQ, the House of Gucci actor admitted he felt terrified while watching the movie with a crowd of Star Wars fans. He said:


When I watched the premiere, I felt sick to my stomach… Immediately, I thought I was going to puke. I was holding my wife [Joanne Tucker]’s hand, and she’s like, ‘You’re really cold. Are you OK?’ Because I just knew what was coming – I kill Harrison Ford – and I didn’t know how this audience of 2,000 people was going to respond to it, you know?

Fans were not happy with how the scene between Kylo Ren and Han Solo turned out, but many also believed it was not the actor’s fault because he was just doing his job.

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Fans Blamed Star Wars Writers For Ruining Kylo Ren

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Adam Driver as Kylo Ren

A lot of Star Wars fans have expressed their disappointment at the franchise for ruining Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren. Some pointed out it was the writers’ fault that the character was heavily loathed. Check out these tweets below:


All the negative reactions toward Han Solo’s death only prove that Driver did a great job as a villain. He took the role to heart and poured all of his soul into delivering an epic performance as Kylo Ren.

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