Mark Hamill seems like he’d be a fun guy to grab a beer with, but at least one of his Star Wars: The Last Jedi co-stars wanted nothing to do with him outside of work.
Speaking with Vanity Fair, Hamill revealed that Adam Driver — who he jokingly describes as being “very moody and intense” — turned down his offer to hang out and grab lunch.
“I remember saying to Adam, ‘I don’t know how you work, or your technique. But, at some point, you were my nephew. I probably bounced you on my knee. I probably babysat for you. There’s that side, and now we’re both estranged from the Skywalker family. All I’m suggesting is, if you’d like, maybe we could go to lunch, we could get together and hang out.’”
Hamill’s on-screen nephew refused — “and more power to him,” Hamill said, evidently not taking it personally.
Hamill isn’t the only one of Driver’s co-stars to try and break through to him, although John Boyega is a bit more, well, forceful, with his own attempts. “I give Adam hugs randomly, just for no reason,” the actor revealed. “He just stands there. He just waits for me to be done.”
According to Driver, his seriousness on set all has to do with how he internalizes the character he’s playing. “There’s big personal things that I find about every character, not just in Star Wars, that you have to make as personal as possible. It’s the big joke about being an actor, that you make everything you’re doing seem like it’s life or death. The things about that character that I find painful, that i really relate to. I kind of prefer to keep to myself.”
For more on Star Wars: The Last Jedi, check out Vanity Fair’s recent cover story.
Source: Vanity Fair