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Adam Driver Praises Star Wars: Episode VIII's Nuanced Script

While promoting Paterson, Jim Jarmusch's latest film, Adam Driver spoke with Collider about working with writer/director Rian Johnson on the highly anticipated and yet untitled Star Wars: Episode VIII, which the actor compares to The Empire Strikes Back in that its tone is different from what preceded it.

"It’s great. It’s similar to how The Empire Strikes Back has a different tone. For that people always go “oooh, it’s dark” but I don’t know that it necessarily is. It’s just different in tone in a way that I think is great and necessary but also very clear. He trusts [that] his audience is ready for nuance and ambiguity. He’s not dumbing anything down for someone and that’s really fun to play."

Nuance and ambiguity are words not frequently associated with big tentpole movies, where undemanding scripts and two-dimensional characters rein supreme as if part of its genetic makeup (hero is always good, villain is always bad), so hearing the actor describe the script in such a manner is encouraging.

The Force Awakens was daunting for Driver who had never been a part of something of such a scale, feeling slightly "overwhelmed by the machine of it". But that was then and this is now, so does he feel more comfortable now?

"The stakes are even higher, I think. No one’s relaxing. Well, I can’t speak for everyone, but I didn’t feel more relaxed as if we’d accomplished anything. It’s one more reason we have to redouble our efforts and just make it even more specific, but then you also have to let it all go and not think too much while you’re working on it. It’s the same thing you do when you’re working on something like Jim (Jarmusch’s) movie, too."

Also starring Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Gwendoline Christie, Domhnall Gleeson, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Benicio del Toro, Lupita Nyong'o, Andy Serkis, Laura Dern, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kelly Marie Tran, Star Wars: Episode VIII opens in theaters on December 15, 2017.

Source - Collider
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