Driver reprises his role as supervillain Kylo Ren in the famous franchise

By Jodi Guglielmi
November 20, 2017 11:10 AM

Don’t expect to see Adam Driver rushing to the theaters to watch Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

The actor, who reprises his role as supervillain Kylo Ren in the famous franchise, isn’t sure if he’s ready to sit down and review his latest work.

“Undecided,” he told Esquire when asked if he had plans to watch the film.

But his uncertainty should not come as a surprise to those who know the actor. Driver, 34, has long said that he does not enjoy watching himself on screen.

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“I can’t just watch it objectively,” he said. “I always hate it and then come back to, like, ‘Okay, that’s fine, it’s not about me. It’s the story.’ I can’t watch it once. I have to watch it five times, you know? The movie is over. It’s on film, so it’s permanent. But if I think about it more, it’s just an obsessive loop I keep playing in my mind that I can’t get caught up in because it’s totally self-destructive and not helpful moving forward.”

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But when it came to his first Star Wars film, Driver decided he could make an exception.

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The Force Awakens is the only movie I’ve sat with an audience and watched,” he said. “Joanne [his wife] hadn’t seen it. I didn’t tell her anything about it. I didn’t tell her I kill Han Solo.”

But even then, Driver said the experience was less than pleasant.

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“Credits started, the whole scroll at the beginning, and they start screaming, ‘Oh my God! It’s happening,'” he said. “And I flash-forward to where I killed Han, and I got really sick, and went really cold, waiting for when it was over.”

The Last Jedi hits theaters Dec. 15.