The Dark side is so strong within Adam Driver when he’s playing Kylo Ren that he’s immune to such joys as getting hugged by John Boyega. Vanity Fair has a piece on just how incredibly intense Driver is when he’s in character—so intense, in fact, that he’ll simply ignore Boyega’s attempts to get him to chill out. “I give Adam hugs randomly, just for no reason,” Boyega told VF. But, alas, he explained that Driver “just stands there,” adding: “He just waits for me to be done.”
Driver also turned down a lunch invitation from Mark Hamill, even when Hamill made a pretty good point about their characters’ relationship. “He’s very moody and intense,” Hamill said in an interview. “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.’” No such luck. But, really, as long as he’s super scary on screen, who are we to question Driver’s methods?