Adam Driver Puts Muscles on Display for 'Interview' Spread
Here’s what the 33-year-old actor had to share:
On the director/actor relationship: “I always found something strangely paternal about the director-actor relationship. Actors want so much approval. And I’m looking to you to tell me it’s good. I want you to be happy and like it all. But at some point, I distrust you, like, ‘Well, they don’t know me as well as I know myself. I know my potential. If it’s not good, then I have to fight to make it better.’ And I start distrusting everybody because you’re insecure. So I start to rebel against what’s happening, to kind of shock my system a bit. Not rebel like I don’t show up on time or I show up drunk or something … Now we’re never going to work together again. [both laugh] It’s just a way to take ownership of it for myself.”
On seeing kids dress as Kylo Ren: “I was dropping my wife off outside our building and I saw this mom holding a lightsaber—like, my lightsaber— and scarily accurate. Like, life-size. And she was handling it like she’s handled it a million times. She was juggling four kids who were all running in different directions, and she had three different bags and this lightsaber. Suddenly, the things that are great about this job came into full focus. ”
On working with Martin Scorsese in Silence: “He hires you for your ideas and wants you to take ownership of it. It’s really inspiring to work with someone who’s accomplished so much and is the tip of the pyramid and is still turning to you and wants your ideas and opinions.”
For more from Adam, visit InterviewMagazine.com.