Adam Driver says he didn’t enjoy his once-in-a-lifetime Comic-Con experience.
Speaking of BBCs The Graham Norton Show As part of the House of Gucci press tour, the Kylo Ren actor jokingly shared the stressful experience he had at a comic con he attended prior to the release of The Force Awakens, when Driver revealed he wasn’t even Was allowed to leave the hotel to have a coffee during the event.
“I didn’t know the rules of a comic-con.” Driver said. “And they say, ‘Oh no, you can’t get coffee.’ I said, ‘Maybe I’ll get a coffee at the hotel.’ They say, ‘No, you can’t get coffee in the hotel. We have some masks in a bag if you want to put a mask on in a bag. ‘ You had the choice between an Iron Man mask or a Darth Vader mask. When you want to go outside, they say, ‘Put on a mask so no one knows who you are.’ “
Driver said the event was full of energy as fans awaited the return of Star Wars with The Force Awakens.
“I opened my window because I was in the room 24 hours before we were supposed to do this,” said Driver. “And then there was a band downstairs in the building that kept playing the Star Wars theme because we all lived in the hotel. It was scary. You show up and it’s like 2,000 people who are very devoted. It’s just a lot of energy, as you can imagine. “
When asked if this was his only Comic-Con experience, Driver said he had no plans to attend another one anytime soon.
“Only once,” said Driver. “I saw what it was. I mean, it’s nice. I don’t feel like going again.”
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Driver played Kylo Ren in the Star Wars sequel trilogy from 2015 to 2019, which included The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and The Rise of Skywalker. Aside from Star Wars, he hasn’t appeared on any project that brought him back to Comic-Con, but the actor has worked on projects like Marriage Story, BlacKkKlansman, and more.
He most recently appeared in The Last Duel, which we called “great,” and said it “features several bloody, brutal fight scenes and a fierce final duel that is one of director Ridley Scott’s best fight scenes.”
Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN. You can find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.